Community Education Council District 20
COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL DISTRICT 20
Community Education Councils (CECs) were created in 2004 to replace school boards. There are 32 school districts throughout the city. Each school district has a CEC. Community Education Councils help shape the policies and priorities of New York City schools. They advise the Chancellor on a range of matters, working directly with district superintendents and review district educational programs, approve zoning lines, organize Town Hall meetings, and make recommendations on capital improvements.
Community Education Councils are made up of:
- 9 parents selected by the district's PTA/PA
- 2 Borough President appointees
- 1 high school senior
CEC members represent the parents in their district. Parents are encouraged to attend monthly meetings to learn what is going on and also to voice their opinions and/or concerns.
Fort Hamilton High School is part of District 20 which extends from the southwest section of Brooklyn, spanning the Verrazano Bridge to Borough Park, and the southern section of Sunset Park. Neighborhoods include Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and the Fort Hamilton Army Base.