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PROPOSED, NOT APPROVED: District 2 Proposal to Rezone Elementary Schools for Implementation In the 2013-2014 School Year and the 2014-2015 School Year: 2.27.2013

Proposal Information

 

Zoning Line Proposal

Presented to the District 2 Community Education Council

February 27, 2013

 

 

 

1.     Goal(s) of the proposal: The Office of Portfolio Management, the Community Superintendent, and the Office of Student Enrollment propose zoning changes to the approved 2014-2015 elementary school zones of P.S. 41 and P.S. 3 in order to:

 

a.     Adjust the approved zone lines to include Westbeth Artists Residence

b.    Incorporate feedback from both school communities

 

 

2.     Schools affected by the proposal: P.S. 41 and P.S. 3

 

 

3.     Effective date for initial implementation: This plan is being implemented for September 2014, inclusive of the 2014-2015 admissions process. 

 

 

4.     Projected number of students in each zone to be moved between all affected schools in the year schools reach full scale:

 

School

2012-2013

Kindergarten Zone Size[1]

2014-2015

Approved Kindergarten Zone Size[2]

2014-2015

Proposed Kindergarten Zone Size[3]

P.S. 41

271

100

90

P.S. 3

128

138

 


 

5.     Grade spans, students registers, organizational capacity and utilization, and ethnicity of zoned kindergarten students for all impacted schools:

 

a.     In the year prior to implementation (2013-2014):

 

School

Grade

Span

Org  Capacity[4]

Projected Enrollment[5]

Org

Utilization

Zone Percent Minority[6], [7]

P.S. 41

K-5

618

765 – 825  

125% - 135%

29%

P.S. 3

K-5

755

765 – 825  

100% - 110%

 

b.    In the year schools have reached full scale:

 

School

Grade

Span

Org  Capacity[8]

Projected Enrollment[9]

Projected

Utilization

Zone Percent Minority[10], [11]

P.S. 41

K-5

618

625 – 665

100% - 110%

31%

P.S. 3

K-5

755

735 – 785

95% - 105%

26%

 

6.     A complete description of all zone line changes:[12]

 

a.     The addresses contained in the following area would be in the new P.S. 41 elementary school zone:

-       Begin at the southwest corner of West 14th Street and the Hudson River Shoreline, then

-       East on West 14th Street, then

-       South on 8th Avenue, then

-       Southeast on Greenwich Avenue, then

-       North on 7th Avenue, then

-       East on 12th Street, then

-       South on 4th Avenue, then

-       West on Astor Place, then

-       South on Broadway, then

-       West on Waverly Place, then

-       Continue West on Washington Square North, then

-       Continue West on Waverly Place, then

-       Southwest on Christopher Street, then

-       North on Bleecker Street, then

-       West on Perry Street, then

-       North on Washington Street, then

-       West on Bethune Street, then

-       North along the Hudson River Shoreline to West 14th Street (the point of origin).

 

b.    The addresses contained in the following area would be in the new P.S. 3 elementary school zone:

-       Begin at the southwest corner of Bethune Street and the Hudson River Shoreline, then

-       East on Bethune Street, then

-       South on Washington Street, then

-       East on Perry Street, then

-       South on Bleecker Street, then

-       Northeast on Christopher Street, then

-       East on Waverly Place, then

-       Continue East on Washington Square North, then

-       Continue East on Waverly Place, then

-       North on Broadway, then

-       East on Astor Place, then

-       South on 4th Avenue, then

-       Continue South on Cooper Square, then

-       Continue South on Bowery, then

-       West on Houston Street, then

-       South on Mercer Street, then

-       West on Canal Street, then

-       North along the Hudson River Shoreline to Perry Street (the point of origin).

 

 

7.     A statement of how students will be admitted to the affected schools: The proposed changes would impact only incoming kindergarten students or students that are new to the system. All currently enrolled students may remain in their school.  As stated in chancellor’s regulation A-101, Kindergarten students would be admitted in the following order of priority:[13]

 

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

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

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

                              1. Within district first, then

                              2. Out of district

 

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

                              1. Within district first, then

                              2. Out of district

 

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

 

f)     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 zone lines will be grandfathered as an in-zone sibling.

 

8.     The need for school bus service and public transportation in the first year: Transportation will be provided consistent with Chancellor's Regulation A-801. 

To view the proposed, but not approved powerpoint presentation, click here.
To view the proposed, but not approved map of zone lines, click here.



[1]  The 2012-2013 Kindergarten Zone Size is based on 2012 Audited Register Data. 

[2]  On December 6, 2012 the District 2 Community Education Council (“CEC”) approved a rezoning proposal that alters the shared P.S. 3/P.S. 41 zone beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  Under this plan the 2014-2015 shared P.S. 3/P.S. 41 zone will be smaller than the current zone. On January 23, 2013 the District 2 CEC approved a second rezoning proposal to split the shared P.S. 3/P.S. 41 zone beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  The 2014-2015 Kindergarten zone size presented above is based on 2012 Audited Register data and reflects the approved elementary school zones for P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 as approved by the CEC on January 23, 2013. 

[3]  The Proposed 2014-2015 Kindergarten Zone Sizes are based on 2012 Audited Register data.  The zones reflect the re-allocation of students between the P.S. 3 and P.S. 41 zones that would occur as a result of this proposal.

[4]  Based on 2011 Blue Book capacity.

[5]  Enrollment projections are estimates based on the 2012 Audited Register (as of October 26, 2012) and are subject to change based on demand and other enrollment factors.  Enrollment includes full day equivalency Pre-Kindergarten.  Both schools currently offer Pre-Kindergarten and are expected to continue to offer Pre-Kindergarten at scale.

[6]  Based on the ethnicity of zoned kindergarten students as of the 2012 Audited Register.

[7]  Students identified as “White – not of Hispanic origin” are not counted as minority.

[8]  Based on 2011 Blue Book capacity.

[9]  The projected enrollment is based on planned average class sizes of 23 students in Kindergarten and 25 students in grades 1-5.  Projected enrollment figures assume five sections of Kindergarten at P.S. 41 and six sections of Kindergarten at P.S. 3.  Projected enrollment figures assume four to five sections per grade for grades 1-5 at P.S. 3 and four sections per grade for grades 1-5 at P.S. 41.   Projections include Pre-Kindergarten.

[10]  Based on the ethnicity of kindergarten residents within each proposed zone as of the 2012 Audited Register.

[11] Students identified as “White – not of Hispanic origin” are not counted as minority.

[12] All zone lines run down the center of the street unless otherwise specified. Exceptions to this standard are as follows: both sides of 12th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue will be zoned to the New School at 590 6th Avenue; and both sides of 7th Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street will be zoned to the New School at 590 6th Avenue.  

 

[13] Please be advised that on October 26, 2012 the DOE posted proposed amendments to Chancellor's Regulation A-101.  The Panel for Educational Policy approved these amendments on December 20, 2012.  These amendments are reflected above. 

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