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PROPOSED AND APPROVED:Description of Zone Changes I.S. 77, I.S. 73, I.S. 93, and I.S. 125 in District 24 in Effect for 2014-15 School Year

Proposal Information

On October 22, 2013, Community Education Council 24 voted to change the current zones for I.S. 77, I.S. 73, I.S. 93, and I.S. 125[1] in District 24. The approved zone changes for the 2014-2015 school year may be found in the maps provided below. To view the resolution, click here.

 

Why did the CEC approve this zone change?

  • To equalize utilization across schools
  • To better align proposed elementary school zones with middle school zones

 

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

  • Some residents previously zoned for I.S. 73 for will now be zoned for I.S. 93
  • Some residents previously zoned for I.S. 93 for will now be zoned for I.S. 77
  • Some residents previously zoned for I.S. 77 for will now be zoned for I.S. 93
  • Some residents previously zoned for I.S. 125 for will now be zoned for I.S. 93[2]

 

What will this mean for my family?

The proposed changes would impact only incoming sixth grade students or students that are new to the system in 2014-2015. All currently enrolled students may remain in their school. Students will be enrolled in New York City middle schools by the following priority:

  1. Students with a zoned middle school have a priority to attend that school if they rank it on their middle school application. During the middle school admissions process, available seats (determined by OSE) at zoned schools will be available for non-zoned students who apply once all of the zoned students have been accommodated in the application process. Zoned students who do not apply to their zoned school will be accommodated before non-zoned students on appeal as space is available.
  2. Fifth-grade students attending a K-8 school maintain a priority for the 6th grade middle school admissions process if they rank the continuing K-8 school on their middle school choice application. During the middle school admissions process, available seats (determined by OSE) at K-8 schools will be available for non-continuing students who apply once all of the continuing students have been accommodated in the application process. Continuing students will be accommodated before non-continuing students on appeal as space is available.
  3. When students receive a non-zoned or non-continuing school placement as a part of the middle school choice process, the students no longer have any entitlement to return to their zoned or K-8 school for the duration of middle school. Any requests for the zoned or K-8 school must be expressed through the PER or transfer process.

 

Where can I go for more information?

  • Website: http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Middle/default.htm
  • Phone Number: 718-935-2009
  • Borough Enrollment Office:  28-11 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, 11101.

 

New, Approved Zones (2014-2015):

The solid background colors represent the former zone boundaries. The black outline represents the proposed 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 black outlined polygon:click here



[1] The DOE expects to submit a rezoning proposal to the District 30 CEC that would impact the I.S. 125 zone. Additionally, the DOE expects to submit an additional rezoning proposal to the District 24 CEC that would impact the I.S. 125 and I.S. 73 zones. Both rezoning proposals would aim to utilize excess, new, or newly created capacity to alleviate overcrowding and to better align zoning at the elementary and middle school levels.

[2] Fewer than 10 sixth grade students are impacted, and the DOE expects that enrollment and utilization at I.S 125 would not be impacted by this rezoning.

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