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PROPOSED AND APPROVED:Description of Zone Changes for of P.S. 199, P.S. 153, P.S. 71, P.S. 81, P.S. 305, and P.S. 91 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 P.S. 199, P.S. 153, P.S. 71, P.S. 81, P.S. 305, and P.S. 91 in District 24, and to create zones for new buildings Q313, Q320, and Q290. 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 create zones for and to account for the new capacity of buildings Q313 and Q290, slated to open in 2014, and Q320, slated to open in 2015
  • To alleviate overcrowding in District 24


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

  • Some residents previously zoned for P.S. 153 will now be zoned for P.S. 290, P.S. 81/P.S. 305/New School in Q320, or P.S. 71
  • Some residents previously zoned for P.S. 71 will now be zoned for P.S. 81/P.S. 305/New School in Q320
  • Some residents previously zoned for P.S. 91 will now be zoned for P.S. 71
  • Some residents previously zoned for P.S. 199 will now be zoned for New School in Q313.


What will this mean for my family?

The proposed changes would impact only incoming kindergarten students or students that are new to the system in 2014-2015. All currently enrolled students may remain in their school. Children whose verified siblings are enrolled in a school impacted by a re-zoning plan adopted by the CEC will maintain zoned sibling priority to that impacted school[1]. Kindergarten students would be admitted in the following order of priority:

  1. 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

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

  1. 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,
    1. Within District first, then
    2. Out of District

  1. Students currently attending the school’s pre-kindergarten program who reside outside the school’s zone, without a sibling who will be in grades K-5 at the school in the following school year,
    1. Within District first, then
    2. Out of District

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

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


Where can I go for more information?

  • Website: http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Elementary
  • 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] Pending approval of the amendment to Chancellor’s regulation A-101 on October 30th, 2013 by the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP).


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