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: Nancy Northrop & Shirley Aubin

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.)

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

Chair: Celia Green

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: Jessica Zilo & Matie Gonzalez

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.

Wellness Sign-up Form

Multilingual Language Learners (Bilingual/English Language Learners) Committee

Chairs: Jazzy Rivera & Lourdes Jibodh

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.

Capacity Building & Support Sign-up Form

Legislative Committee

Chairs: Chevion Weaks-Lopez & Smitha Varghese & Charlene Dawson / Leonie Haimson

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.

Communications 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’ Committees.