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PROPOSED AND APPROVED: Description of Zone Changes for P.S. 183, P.S. 267, P.S. 59, P.S. 130, P.S. 3, P.S. 41, P.S. 11, P.S. 40 and P.S. 116

Proposal Information

 On December 6, 2012 Community Education Council 2 voted to change the current zones for P.S. 183, P.S. 267, P.S. 59, P.S. 130, P.S. 3, P.S. 41, P.S. 11, P.S. 40 and P.S. 116.  The approved zone changes will be implemented over a two-year period.  The approved changes may be found in the maps provided below. 

 

Why did the CEC approve these zone changes?  

  • The Department of Education plans to open a new elementary school in new building M281, located at 425 East 35th Street, Manhattan, NY 10016 in September 2013.
  • The Department of Education plans to open a new elementary school in September 2014 in new building M340, located at 590 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan, NY  10011.
  • The zone changes provide new elementary school zones to each of the New Schools.
  • The zone changes were also approved in an attempt to reduce or eliminate the waitlists at nearby schools.

 

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

In 2013-2014, the P.S. 183, P.S. 267, P.S. 59, and P.S. 116 zones will change.

  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 183 will be zoned for P.S. 267 beginning in September 2013.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 59 will be zoned for P.S. 267 beginning in September 2013. 
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 59 will be zoned for P.S. 116 beginning in September 2013.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 59 will be zoned for the New School beginning in September 2013.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 116 will be zoned for the New School beginning in September 2013.

 

In 2014-2015, the P.S. 130, P.S. 3, P.S. 41, P.S. 11, P.S. 40 and P.S. 116 zones will change.

  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 116 will be zoned for P.S. 40 beginning in September 2014.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 40 will be zoned for P.S. 116 beginning in September 2014. 
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 40 will be zoned for the New School beginning in September 2014.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 3/P.S. 41 will be zoned for the New School beginning in September 2014.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 3/P.S. 41 will be zoned for P.S. 11 beginning in September 2014.
  • Some students previously zoned for P.S. 130 will be zoned for P.S. 3/P.S. 41 beginning in September 2014.

 

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, Kindergarten students would be admitted in the following order of priority:

 

  • First Priority. Zoned students with verified siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school as of September of that year.  
  • Second Priority. Zoned students without siblings applying to the zoned school.
  • Third Priority. Non-zoned students with verified siblings who will be enrolled in grades 1-5 in the school as of September of that year:

                                                a. Within district first, then

                                                b. Out of district

  • Fourth Priority. Non-zoned students without siblings:

                                                a. Within district first, then

                                                b. Out of district

 

*Current in zone siblings who would be zoned out based on the proposed lines will be grandfathered as an in-zone sibling.

**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.

 

Where can I go for more information?

 

New, Approved Zones:

To view a map of the new, approved zones for 2013-14, click here.
To view a map of the new, approved zones for 2014-15, click here.

 

The solid background colors represent the former zone boundaries. The yellow outline represents the approved new zone boundaries. All zone lines run down the center of the street unless otherwise specified. Based on this proposal, starting in 2013-2014, the zone a family lives in is determined by each yellow outlined polygon.

 


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