Welcome to New York City Department of Education –  District 1!  We serve communities on the Lower Eastside and East Village of Manhattan.

President’s Council

Presidents’ Council is a monthly meeting of PTA presidents designed to support the PA/PTAs
within their district. The primary purposes of Presidents’ Councils are establishing or re-
establishing new PA/PTAs, providing guidance to their constituent PA/PTAs, and promoting
district-wide interests.

Executive Board Members

Chores Wald

President

Marco Batistella

Secretary

Eileen Delvalle

Treasurer

Meeting Dates for 2022-23 School Year

Date 1

Location

Date 2

Location

Date 3

Location

Community Education Council

The Community Education Council is comprised of parent representatives whose responsibilities are to:

  • Review the district’s educational programs and assess their effect on student achievement
  • Hold at least one meeting per month with the superintendent (72-hour notice required), open to the public, where the public may discuss the current state of the schools in the district
  • Submit an annual evaluation of the superintendent to the Chancellor
  • Provide input to the Chancellor and the Panel for Educational Policy on district concerns
  • Serve as liaisons to School Leadership Teams
  • Approve zoning lines as submitted by the superintendent
  • Hold public hearings on the district’s capital needs and submit a plan to the Chancellor
  • Hold a Town Hall with the Chancellor

Council Members

Marco Batistella

Noah Harlan

Ellene Hu

Zhaniya Adilova

Arnette Scott

Shapari Taxell

Lilah Mejia

President

Naomi Peña

Carry Chan

District 1

Meeting Dates for 2022-23 School Year

August 11, 2022

September 14, 2022

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 8, 2022

January 12, 2023

February 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

April 20, 2023

May 10, 2023

June 15, 2023

July 13, 2023

Parent Associations (PAs) & Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)

Parent Associations (PAs) and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) volunteer groups of parents and teachers who meet regularly to discuss and advocate for the needs of students, parents, and teachers within their individual schools. For more information regarding your school’s PA or PTA programs, visit your school’s website.