Nelson Palacios, Director of Education and Youth Services
Phone: (718) 590-3881

The Education unit of the Office of The Bronx Borough President aids students, families, educators and others in attaining educational resources necessary to improve their learning environment. This unit, along the office’s appointees to the Community Education Councils (CEC) and the Panel for Educational Policy, reviews educational policy issues and concerns regarding Bronx School Districts 7 through 12.

Borough President Appointees

Below is the link the for the Borough President Appointee application. The application DEADLINE for Bronx Appointees is June 15, 2023.

Bronx candidates will adhere to but not be limited to the following requirements:

  1. Candidates will be interviewed by the Borough President’s team.
  2. Selected Borough President Appointees must sign an Expectations and Code of Conduct.
  3. Appointees must attend a MANDATORY onboarding orientation.
  4. Appointees will be required to attend ongoing Professional Development training and workshops offered by the Office of the Bronx Borough President.
  5. Appointees must attend training and workshops offered by F.A.C.E.

Community Education Councils

Below, please find the links for the 2023 Community Education Council (CEC) application. 

There are 32 Community Education Councils (CECs) in New York City. Each CEC represents a Community School District that includes public elementary, intermediate and junior high schools. Additionally, there are four Citywide Education Councils that advocate on behalf of high school students, English Language Learners (ELL), and special education students (District 75 council and the Citywide Council on Special Education). All Community and Citywide Education Council members are selected for two-year terms by the Parent Associations or Parent-Teacher Associations (PA/PTAs) of the schools in their district.

Each CEC has 12 members, including nine parents selected by the district’s PA/PTAs, two members appointed by the Borough President and one student member selected by the Community Superintendent.

If you have any additional questions about the Community Education Councils, feel free to contact the Office for Family and Community Engagement at (212) 374-4118 or

There is a Community Education Council (CEC) office located in each of the school districts:

CEC Offices

District 7
501 Courtlandt Ave
Bronx, NY 10451

District 8
1230 Zerega Ave
Bronx, NY 10462

District 9
250 East 164st
Bronx, NY 10456

District 10
One Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458

District 11
1250 Arnow Ave
Bronx, NY 10469

District 12
1434 Longfellow Ave
Bronx, NY 10459

Bronx Borough President Community Education Council Appointees

The Bronx Borough President’s Appointees 2022 are:


  • Vacant
  • Vacant


  • Lourdes Jibodh
  • Aurora Ronda


  • Gwendolyn Primus
  • Wanda Jackson

CEC 10

  • Emma Alotta
  • Douga Ba

CEC 11

  • Kim Famous
  • Amy Fair

CEC 12

  • Joscelyn T. Mahon
  • Sharon Rowell

Neighborhood Advisory Board

Residents who are interested in joining a NAB and playing an important role in their community should complete an application, or contact DYCD’s Community Connect by phone at 1-800-246-4646, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM, or by email at, 

School Crossing Guards

Safeguard Schoolchildren through the City’s Busy Streets

The NYPD position of school crossing guard is part-time employment that comes with a personal sense of job satisfaction as you safeguard school children walking across busy intersections on their way to and from school. School crossing guards oversee and control traffic flow around schools in the morning, at lunch time, and at the end of the school day.

Entrusted with the safety of the city’s schoolchildren, candidates for this position are asked to meet certain physical and medical requirements, and complete six days of training at the NYC Police Academy once appointed. In return, school crossing guards are rewarded with an exceptional opportunity to serve their community, while earning a competitive salary with family health insurance benefits.

Visit for more information.

Panel for Education Policy

The Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) is the governance body for the Department of Education. The PEP consists of 13 appointed members and the Chancellor. Each borough president appoints one member and the mayor appoints the remaining eight. The Chancellor serves as an ex-officio non-voting member. For more information see:

Panel for Educational Policy
52 Chambers Street
New York NY 10007
212-374-5038 (Phone)
212-374-5588 (Fax)

Contact information:

Geneal Chacon
851 Grand Concourse
Room 206
Bronx, N.Y. 10451
Phone: (718) 590-6012
Fax: (718) 590-4690

The borough president has also created five education consortia – Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, High School and Higher Education . This allows educators and parents to network, share resources and work on policy concerns.

Important Contacts

NYC Department of Education

The Department of Education (DOE ) Parent and Families page provides a plethora of useful information regarding NYC public school education, summer opportunities for children and even parent leadership involvement.  For more information:

Division of Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
The NYC Department of Education is dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships between schools, families and the community. As a central resource for family engagement, the Division of Family and Community Engagement strives to involve and inform parent leaders and families as essential partners in helping students achieve college and career readiness. For more information, visit:

Pre-K Admissions

For more information, visit the Pre-K resource page:

After School Programs

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development offers engaging high quality programs for young people in all five boroughs of New York City during the hours they are not in school. For more information, click here.

Special Education Assistance

For further information: 
Resources for Children with Special Needs:
The Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution:

Continuing Education

The Office of Adult and Continuing Education at the Department of Education

The New York City Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) is the largest provider of adult literacy education services in the state. They are an integral part of the City of New York Department of Education’s District 79 – Alternative Schools and Programs.

They offer over 900 classes for adults age 21 and over. They operate four Adult Learning Centers located in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and The Bronx. They offer day and evening classes Monday through Saturday at more than 300 sites in all five boroughs, including public schools, community centers and faith-based organizations. Students can take classes at any of their sites, regardless of which borough they live in. All classes are taught by certified teachers and are offered free of charge (tuition-free).

Ongoing registration for classes in Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency (GED), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) is held regularly at schools and offices around the city.

For more information:

Archdiocese of NY

Archdiocese Contact Information

Bronx Charter School Listings

Visit the NYC Charter Center website.