On May 7, 2015, Community Education Council 28 voted to change the current zone for J.H.S. 217 in District 28 and to create a middle school zone for new building Q314. The approved zone changes for the 2016-2017 school year may be found in the map provided below.
The approved zone changes for 2016-2017 school year may be found in the map and FAQ linked here and the rezoning presentation is linked here. A copy of the translated FAQ in Spanish can be found here. A copy of the translated FAQ in Bengali can be found here.
You can read the CEC's resolution here.
Why is the DOE proposing to make this zone change?
- To create elementary and middle school zones for the new schools in new building Q314, located at 88-08 164th Street. The new schools will open for the 2015-2016 school year, however the proposed zones would be implemented in the 2016-2017 school year.
- To alleviate enrollment pressure at J.H.S. 217
When would this zoning change be implemented?
- The proposed zone changes would take effect for the 2016-2017 school year.
What changes might District 28 families expect as a result of this proposed re-zoning?
- The map on the back shows the proposed zone line changes.
Who does this rezoning proposal impact?
- Incoming sixth grade students or students that are new to NYC schools in 2016-2017.
- All currently enrolled students at J.H.S. 217 may remain in their school.
How will this rezoning change student enrollment and space at J.H.S. 217?
- J.H.S. 217’s total enrollment is expected to decrease, from approximately 1,600 students to 1,365-1,500 students. The building utilization will decrease from 101% to 90%-100%.
How will this re-zoning decision be made?
- The DOE-proposed zoning changes will be officially presented to the District 28 CEC at a public meeting on April 16, 2015.
- The CEC collects community feedback.
- The CEC is responsible for approving zoning changes. CEC 28 anticipates voting on this proposal during their May 7, 2015 meeting.
Whom can I contact with questions or comments about the proposal?
Where can I go for more information on zoning and admissions?