Tomorrow: Bullying Tops The Agenda For Next CEC 21 Meeting

Bullying and showing respect for all students will be on the agenda of Community Education Council 21’s next public meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., March 21, at Public School 209 – The Margaret Mead School, 2609 East Seventh Street between Avenue Z and Manor Court, just off Coney Island Avenue.

Sara Carvajal, executive director of Strategic Leadership, will deliver the Superintendent’s Report, followed by a number of guest speakers including Frank Laghezza of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, who will discuss bullying, and Brooklyn Cyclones Marketing & Promotions Manager Dan Pecoraro, who will share some of the anti-bullying initiatives made by the Brooklyn Cyclones organization.

Additionally, City Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. will present certificates to the winners of the “Respect for All” student essay contest.

Other items on the meeting’s agenda will be the council president’s report, discussion on turnaround schools, Parent Association Quarterlies delivered by Presidents Council President Heather Fiorica, as well as a round-up of important dates and activities.

Members of the community are invited to attend, as there will also be a public speaking time. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.

To learn more about CEC 21, call (718) 333-3885, email, go to, or find them on Facebook.