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PROPOSED AND APPROVED: Description of Zone Changes for P.S. 321, P.S. 107, P.S. 10, and a New Elementary School in Effect for the 2013-2014 School Year

Proposal Information

On November 28, 2012, Community Education Council 15 voted to change the current zone for P.S. 321, P.S. 107, and P.S. 10.  The approved zone changes for the 2013-14 school year may be found in the maps provided below. 

 

Why did the CEC approve this zone change?

·         To address growing demand and prevent or reduce waitlists and capping at P.S. 321 and P.S. 107.

 

What changes should families expect as a result of this re-zoning?

·         Some residents previously zoned for P.S. 321 will now be zoned for a new elementary school in the St. Thomas Aquinas building (K763), located at 211 8th Street, Brooklyn, beginning in September 2013.

·         Some residents previously zoned for P.S. 107 will now be zoned for P.S. 10, beginning in September 2013.

 

What will this mean for my family?

·         The proposed changes would impact only incoming kindergarten students or students that are new to the system.  All currently enrolled students may remain at their school.  As stated in Chancellor’s Regulation A-101[1], kindergarten students would be admitted in the following order of priority:

 

o   First Priority. Zoned students with verified siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school as of September 2013

 

o   Second Priority. Zoned students without siblings applying to the zoned school

 

o   Third Priority. Non-zoned students with verified siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school as of September 2013:

                                                a. Within district first, then

                                                b. Out of district

 

o   Fourth Priority. Non-zoned students without siblings:

                                                a. Within district first, then

                                                b. Out of district

 

* Families whose addresses have been rezoned, but who have a child enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school at the time of admission of an incoming kindergarten student, will retain first priority for admission to kindergarten equivalent to a zoned sibling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where can I go for more information?

·         Website: http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary

·         Phone Number: 718-935-2009

·         Borough Enrollment Office locations:

 

(General Education)

29 Fort Greene Place

Brooklyn, NY 11217

718-935-2371

 

(Special Education)

131 Livingston Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718-935-4908


 

New, Approved Zones (2013-2014):     click here
The solid background colors represent the former zone boundaries.  The thick black outline represents the new zone boundaries.  All zone lines run down the center of the street unless otherwise specified by a jagged line.  Taking effect for 2013-2014 school year, the zone a family lives in is determined by each black outlined polygon.




[1] Please be advised that on October 26, 2012 the DOE posted proposed amendments to Chancellor's Regulation A-101, which will be voted on by the Panel for Educational Policy on December 20th. If approved, the admissions policy for elementary school students will be impacted for the 2013-2014 school year and thereafter.

 

 

 

 

 



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