CPAC Standing Committees*

CPAC’s meeting procedures and standing rules apply to CPAC’s committee meetings. You are expected to follow CPAC’s bylaws, meeting procedures, and standing rules and be knowledgeable of what they are.

CPAC’s Committee Guidelines

CPAC committees exist to further the mission of CPAC to advise the Chancellor, support parents, and improve the education received by New York City school children.  They are meant to be supportive committees in which member-participation is encouraged, members feel safe to speak freely and exchange ideas, and decisions are reached by the consensus of the committee members.  Committees can further the goals of CPAC in various ways, including (but not limited to) researching and bringing to light committee concerns; writing letters, resolutions, guidance, or “best practices” for consideration by CPAC; requesting the opportunity to speak at CPAC; or requesting that CPAC invite speakers to address specific topics or issues or hold training sessions.  

To facilitate these meetings, please remember these important guidelines.

1 CPAC committees fall under the purview of CPAC.  All draft letters, resolutions, guidance, “best practices” or other statements must be approved by CPAC.

2 Members are encouraged to use the google groups platform to share ideas, facilitate discussion, relay information, and further the mission of the committees and CPAC.  Because the google groups platform is meant to be interactive and for members only, please do not “bcc” the google groups email or put anyone else on the “cc” line.

3.  Do not share the committee’s meeting link.   Any who would like to join one of CPAC’s committees, please refer them to CPAC’s website to sign up.  www.cpacnyc.com Below are the committees and sign-up forms.

*Please Note: To encourage an engaging and welcoming environment the Chat on the VRP is not used at CPAC’ Committees.

High School Committee

Chairs: Shirley Aubin & Nancy Northrop

The committee’s chair/liaison will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to all CPAC’s Standing Committees. The High School committee is to discussed NYC public high schools, their needs, supports, and resources. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information on the sign-up form. (Please use the blank lines to answer / fill in your information and not the question / request line. Thank-you.) Usually meets the 1st Friday of the month at 2 PM.

High School Committee Sign-up Form

Title I Committee

Chair: Jimmie Brown

The committee’s chair/liaison will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Title I Standing Committee. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you.

Title I Committee Sign-up Form

Special Education Committee

Co-Chairs: Rima Izquierdo & Erika Newsome-Rodriguez / Alt. Constance Asiedu

The committee’s chair/liaison will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Special Education Standing Committee. Discussions, updates, information, events, resources and supports for Students with Disabilities and IEPs. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you.

Special Education Sign-up Form

Wellness (Health & Safety) Committee

Chairs: Matie Gonzalez / / Alt. Rasheeda Brown-Harris

The committee’s chair/liaison will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Wellness (Health & Safety) Standing Committee. Discussions, updates, information, events, resources and supports for mental, physical, and social emotional wellness. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you. Usually meets the 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 10:30 AM.

Wellness Sign-up Form

Multilingual Language Learners (Bilingual/English Language Learners) Committee

Chairs: Jazzy Rivera & Shirley Aubin

The committee’s chair(s)/liaison(s) will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Multilingual Language Learners (Bilingual/English Language Learners) Standing Committee. Discussions, updates, information, events, resources, supports, and solutions for multilingual students and their families. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you.

Multilingual Language Learners Sign-up Form

Capacity Building & Support Committee

Chairs: Sheree Gibson & Shirley Aubin & Frances Gonzalez

The committee’s chair(s)/liaison(s) will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Capacity Building & Support Standing Committee. Discussions, updates, information, events, resources, supports, and solutions to increase parent and family involvement, engagement, and empowerment in our schools and communities. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you. Usually meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM

Capacity Building & Support Sign-up Form

Legislative Committee

Chairs: Chevion Weaks-Lopez & Charlene Dawson / Alt. Shirley Aubin

The committee’s chair(s)/liaison(s) will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Legislative Standing Committee. Discussions, updates, information, events, resources, supports, and advocacy skills to increase advocacy, parent and family mobilization, engagement, and empowerment in our schools and communities in order to lobby, advocate, and create CPAC position letters with CPAC membership approval to NYC DOE and our elected officials. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you.

Legislative Committee Sign-up Form

Communication Committee

Chairs: Charlene Dawson & Randi Garay & Shirley Aubin

The committee’s chair(s)/liaison(s) will inform the executive board on their progress and request to present their updates to the general membership. This is applicable to Communication Committee. Discussions, updates, information, events, resources, supports, solutions and tools needed to increase effective two-way communication so we can foster and develop true partnerships and collaboration. If you are interested in participating in this committee, please complete the required information below. Thank you. Usually meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10 AM.

Communications Committee Sign-up Form

Alumni Committee

Chairs: Shirley Aubin & Jimmie Brown; Alternates: Sheree Gibson & Jazzy Rivera & Randi Garay

The term Alumni refers to a former voting member, a Parliamentarian and / or a Livestream Coordinator who served on CPAC.

Quarterly meetings to update and inform CPAC Alumni of current educational policies, CR, guidance by the DOE that affects PA/PTAs and Presidents’ Councils.  Reminder: As per Chancellor’s Regulations A660, PA/PTAs and Presidents’ Councils are not allowed to have Alumni.  CPAC Alumni are to act as mentors and provide guidance when asked.  A CPAC Alumni should be behind the scenes and not interfere in the everyday activities of the association or council which means they are only OBSERVERS and not part of the membership; this includes participating in meetings without permission or having a say in the decisions made by the association or council.  CPAC Alumni are not part of an association or council’s committees as per CR A660.  Committees are for membership only.  Please lead by example and please do not exercise undue influence to have the operation or bylaws amended for your own personal agenda to be actively involved in an association or council’s business.

Alumni Committee Sign-Up Form

*Please Note: CPAC’s committee meetings are virtual. To encourage an engaging and welcoming environment, the Chat on the VRP is not used at CPAC’s Committees.