Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the voting members of CPAC?

The voting members of CPAC consist of the president or designee from each of the 32 district community Presidents’ Councils, the 5 borough high school Presidents’ Councils/Federation, and the District 75 Presidents’ Council.

Who is the CPAC voting member if the Presidents’ Council elects co-Presidents?

The co-presidents will decide who will serve as the CPAC voting member. Each Presidents’ Council has only one voting member and this position cannot rotate. Presidents’ Councils can change their voting member with 10-days notice to CPAC.

What if the Presidents’ Council president (or co-presidents) cannot serve as the CPAC representative?

Then the Council or Federation must select a designee, who must be approved by the general membership of the Presidents’ Council or Federation.

What happens if a CPAC voting member is unable to attend a CPAC meeting?

Then the Presidents’ Council president may select an alternate. Written notification must be provided to CPAC. If the alternate is the Presidents’ Council president, he/she may participate fully at the CPAC meeting. If the alternate is not the Presidents’ Council president, the alternate is eligible to speak as a voting member but may not vote as a CPAC member or act as a CPAC member at formal CPAC meetings or feedback sessions with the DOE.

Who votes if both the Presidents’ Council /Federation designee to CPAC and the Presidents’ Council President attend CPAC?

Only the designee votes, as he/she is the official representative from the Presidents’ Council/Federation to CPAC.

Roles and Responsibilities of CPAC Voting Members

What do CPAC voting members do?

CPAC voting members are expected to attend and participate in all CPAC meetings. They disseminate information from CPAC to their constituents and represent the views of their constituents. They vote on positions and motions taken by CPAC. They serve on CPAC committees. They are expected to inform CPAC of their successor, including providing the successor’s email address to CPAC.

What role can non-voting members play?

CPAC welcomes non-voting members who wish to actively engage with CPAC. Non-voting members are welcome to attend CPAC meetings and participate if time permits. Non-voting members may serve on committees and vote on committees on which they serve.

Officers and Elections

When are CPAC elections held for the Executive Board

Annually, at the October meeting.

Who is eligible to run?

Eligibility for all offices (except Parliamentarian) is limited to CPAC voting members.

Are there additional requirements from the CPAC chair (or co-chairs) and 1st Vice President?

Yes. Eligibility for the Office of Chair and First Vice Chair is limited to those voting members who served on CPAC as a voting member during the previous academic school year and attended at least 6 general membership meetings during the previous 13 months.

Are there term limits?

Yes. No officer is allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms in an office. This stipulation can be waived for one additional term if there is no eligible and willing candidate.