NYC Parents Union Wins New Voting Period For Education Council Elections

City parents claimed a legal victory Friday in their fight to improve Education Council elections.

The New York City Parents Union said their opposition to the current elections process led to the implementation of a new voting period beginning later this month.

“The Department of Education today showed really good faith in redoing these elections, and we are really happy, and we rejoice and we are hopeful that every parent will take advantage of the second opportunity and vote so that their voices are heard in the New York City public school system,” said Mona Davids, president of the NYC Parents Union.

Opponents said the council election process has been riddled with problems, including a shortage of candidates, inaccurate information about candidates, and candidates being ineligible for reelection.