@CSD7bx Community Leadership

District Leadership Team


There are multiple leadership structures that help to ensure our work with students and families is equitable and done with a spirit of excellence.


The District Leadership Team (DLT), Chaired by Superintendent Rafael Alvarez, is comprised of community members that represent a wide range of constituents around the district.

DLT Resources

School Leadership Team


Modeled after the DLT, the School Leadership Team (SLT) is set up to accomplish the same types of tasks but within the school community.

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.

SLT Resources

Community Education Council (CEC)


 Community Education Councils are a part of New York City's school governance structure. There is a Community Education Council (CEC) for every community school district.  

Meet the CEC7 Team

@CSD7bx DLT Meeting Documentation

Welcome to the @CSD7bx District Leadership Team.

Below, you will be able to download the Agenda, Minutes and other documentation that was shared during our District 7 DLT meetings.

@CSD7bx September 2018 Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx October 2018 Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx November 2018 Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx January 2019 Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx February 2019 Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx March 2019 DLT Minutes (doc)


School Leadership Team Resources

School Leadership Team's:

  • Provide ongoing evaluations of a school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement.
  • Play an important role in school-based decision-making
  • Help to make school cultures more collaborative.  There are three members of the school community who must be members of the SLT:  

  1. Principal
  2. PA/PTA President
  3. United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader

The other members are elected parents and staff members. The SLT must have an equal number of parents and staff. 

An SLT can also include students (a minimum of two students is required in high school SLTs) and representatives from community-based organizations (CBOs) that work with the school. Students and CBO representatives do not count when determining whether a team has an equal number of parents and staff. The exact composition of a school’s SLT is stated in the team’s bylaws.  

What is an SLT? (English) (pdf)


¿Qué es un SLT? (pdf)


Qu'est-ce qu'un SLT? (pdf)


SLT Quick Reference FAQ page (pdf)


SLT Toolkit (pdf)


SLT Roles & Responsibilities (pptx)


Making Participation Meaningful (pptx)


SLT Bylaws Template (English) (pdf)


SLT Bylaws Template (Spanish) (pdf)


How to Upload the SLT Signature Page (pdf)


A-655 (English) (pdf)


A-655 (Spanish) (pdf)


A-655 (Bengali) (pdf)


@CSD7bx Community Education Council

Meet the new Community School District 7 CEC Members for the 2019/2021 term.

1 Elected - IEP: Carmen Figueroa

2 Elected: Latasha Jackson

3 Elected: Lisa Rivera
4 Elected: Danielle Poole

5 Elected: Maria Valentin

6 Elected: Donnell Brown

7 Elected: Luis Miguel‐Vazquez

8 Elected: Lisa Barretto

9 Elected ‐ ELL: Lily Ramos 

@CSD7bx CEC Meeting Minutes

Newly Elected CEC Members 2019-2021 (pdf)


CEC D7 2018-2019 MEETING SCHEDULE (pdf)


@CSD7bx August 2018 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx September 2018 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx October 2018 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx November 2018 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx December 2018 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx January 2019 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx February 2019 CEC Minutes (pdf)


@CSD7bx March 2019 CEC Minutes (pdf)


Community Education Council (CEC)


Community and Citywide Education Councils 2017 Elections

Community and Citywide Education Council members are elected every two years. February 9, 2017 will mark the start of the next election to fill all 325 elected seats for the term that begins on July1, 2017. 


You are eligible to run if you are the parent of a student who currently attends kindergarten through 8th grade in a school under the jurisdiction of the Community School District where you wish to serve on the CEC. For the purpose of determining CEC eligibility, “parent” is defined in Chancellor’s Regulation D-140 as:

  • a parent (by birth or adoption, step parent or foster parent), legal guardian, or person in parental relation to a child. A person in parental relation to a child is a person who is directly responsible for the care and custody of the child on a regular basis in lieu of a parent or legal guardian.

Of the 9 CEC seats filled in the election, 1 is reserved for the parent of a child currently receiving special education services (“IEP parent”), and 1 is reserved for the parent of a child who either currently is in a bilingual or ESL program or was in such a program within the previous two years (“ELL parent”).

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be eligible to serve as one of the 2 Borough President appointees on each CEC. Qualifications include being a district resident or business owner with extensive business or education knowledge and experience; additional requirements are listed in Chancellor’s Regulation D-140.

 Have more questions? Please email CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-374-1936.  

Learn more about the CEC Election Process

Education Councils are part of New York City's school governance structure. There is a Community Education Council (CEC) for every community school district. 

There are also four Citywide Councils:

  1. the Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)
  2. the Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)
  3. the Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL), and
  4. the Citywide Council for D75 (CCD75).

All NYC Education Councils are elected every two years (in odd years) according to rules set by NY State Education Law. 

The three mandatory officers (president, treasurer, recording secretary) of PA/PTAs vote for the parent members. Each Borough President and the Public Advocate also appoint members. 

All members serve a two-year term that begins on July 1 of the election year.