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PROPOSED AND APPROVED: Description of Zone Changes for P.S. P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 in Effect for the 2014-2015 School Year

Proposal Information

On January 23, 2013 Community Education Council 2 voted to change the current shared zone for P.S. 3 and P.S. 41.  The approved zone changes for the 2014-2015 school year may be found in the map provided below. 

 

Why did the CEC approve this zone change?  

·         The Department of Education believes that the capacity of every school should match or exceed the school’s zoned demand.  Splitting the current shared zone between P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 is an attempt to equitably distribute zoned demand across both schools.

·         The zone change provides each elementary school with its own unique zone.

·         The zone change also alleviates administrative burdens for school staff and admissions anxiety for parents.

 

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

·         The current shared zone between P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 will no longer exist beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

·         Students living in the shared zone currently have admissions priority to both P.S. 3 and P.S. 41; beginning in 2014-2015, students will have admissions priority at only one of these two schools.

 

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:

 

1)      First Priority. Zoned students whose verified siblings are pre-registered or enrolled at the time of application submission and will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school at the start of the following school year.

 

2)      Second Priority. Zoned students other than those in (1) above applying to the zoned school.

 

3)      Third Priority. Students whose verified siblings are pre-registered or enrolled at the time of application submission and will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school at the start of the following school year who are not zoned to the school:

                                                a. Within district first, then

                                                b. Out of district.

 

4)      Fourth Priority. Students currently attending the school’s pre-kindergarten program who reside outside the school’s zone, without a sibling who will be enrolled in grades K-5 in the school at the start of the following school year:

                                                a. Within district first, then

                                                b. Out of district.

 

 

5)      Fifth Priority. Students other than those in (3a) and (4a) above who are residents of that district.

 

6)      Sixth Priority. Students other than those in (3b) and (4b) who are residents of another district.

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

Where can I go for more information?

1)      Please review the DOE’s presentation on the Re-Zoning of P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 here.
2)     
Website:
http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary/Enrollment+Information.htm

3)      Phone Number: 718-935-2009

4)      Borough Enrollment Office: 333 Seventh Avenue (12th Floor), New York, NY 10001; (718) 935-2383

 

New, Approved Zones (2014-2015):

To view a map of the new, approved zones (2014-2015), click here.

The solid background color represents the former zone boundaries. The red outline represents the approved 2014-2015 zone boundaries. All zone lines run down the center of the street unless otherwise specified. Based on this proposal, starting in 2014-2015, the zone a family lives in is determined by each red outlined polygon.

 

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