NYC DOE Survey on New Parent Association Regulations

A-660 Survey   In an effort to gather additional feedback about the revised A660, please note and respond to this survey.    Please click on the link below.
Survey:  http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/ofea/660ques Full written comments should be sent to PApolicy@schools.nyc.gov or by telephone call to voicemail 212-374-5194.  

If anyone wishes to read the CR A-660 before taking the survey, the full text can be found at: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/39B7D0D3-4D0F-4867-80A9-51CDD245C8D2/0/RegulationA66033010.pdf 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Following, the initial posting of the revision to A-660 on December 11, 2009, the Department of Education (DOE) received several comments from the public expressing concern over the following: (1) PAs conducting raffles as a fundraising activity; (2) DOE employees being eligible to serve as mandatory officers (e.g. president, secretary, and treasurer) of a PA; and (3) members of the Community and Citywide Education Councils serving on the executive board of a PA.

After a review of the public comments, the following revisions were made to the language of the proposed regulation and were posted on December 30, 2009: (1) PAs may conduct raffles in accordance the provisions of the New York State General Municipal Law and applicable regulations of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board; (2) DOE employees, who are not employed at the school which their children attend, may serve as mandatory officers of the executive board; and (3) members of the Panel for Educational Policy, Community and Citywide Education Councils may serve on a PAs executive board.

Since the December 30, 2009 posting of the regulation, the DOE received several comments from the public that the Chancellors Parent Advisory Council (CPAC) should be included in the regulation. In response to these comments, the DOE has revised the regulation to include provisions pertaining to CPAC.

 Do feel free to share this message with others.  The survey will close April 18, 2010.

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