Committees are made up of ECC members, including Honorary Members. ECC members can sign up for a committee anytime before March 31 of the election year (the next election year is 2021).
Steering Committee is made up of co-chairs, co-secretaries, outreach coordinators, logistics coordinators and two at large members. The Steering Committee is responsible for scheduling meetings, developing meeting agenda and interfacing with the NYC Dept of Education.
Honorary Membership Committee
The purpose of the Honorary Membership Committee is to vet the applications for ECC honorary membership to ensure eligibility. Committee members review the applicants to verify that they were active members of the ECC within the year prior to their application. In order to ensure a fair and independent vetting process, members of this Committee must have been active members of the ECC for at least a year.
The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to work cooperatively with other standing committees and working groups when an issue arises that may require working with city, state and federal legislators to review and, if necessary, to comment and/or recommend amending laws, policies and regulations relevant to public education.
Charter Schools Committee
The purpose of the Charter School Committee is to advocate for stronger accountability measures and checks and balances for charter schools in New York City. The Committee is currently working to hold charter schools accountable through better transparency and accountability requirements.
The purpose of the bylaws committee is to institutionalize the operational procedures that will ensure the proper operation and long lasting viability of the ECC.
The purpose of the Communications Committee is to develop recommendations for 1) internal organizational policies on the use of the listserve and 2) best mechanisms for discussion among members.