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PROPOSED AND APPROVED: Description of Zone Changes for District 23 Elementary Schools in Effect for the 2013-2014 School Year

Proposal Information

On November 29, 2012, Community Education Council 23 voted to un-zone all District 23 elementary schools.  The approved zone changes will take effect for the 2013-2014 school year. 

 

Why did the CEC approve this zone change?

·         Un-zoning elementary schools in District 23 will:

o   Increase access to educational options across the district;

o   Provide families with additional information about school options and the ability to indicate a preference among District 23 elementary schools; and

o   Create a process that reflects the preferences of individual families

 

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

·         Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, the current elementary zones will cease to exist.  Students will have greater access to more elementary school options.

·         Through a centralized application, families may indicate their preferences among all District 23 schools to find the school that is right for each child, based on each family’s own criteria.

 

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. District 23 students with verified siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school as of September 2013

 

o   Second Priority. Non-District 23 students with verified siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school as of September 2013

 

o   Third Priority. District 23 students without siblings enrolled in the school.

 

o   Fourth Priority. Non-District 23 students without siblings enrolled in the school.

                                               

Where can I go for more information?

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

·         Phone Number: 718-935-2009

·         Borough Enrollment Office location:

 

1665 St. Mark’s Avenue

Brooklyn, 11233

718-935-2340



[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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