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The mission of the Zoning Committee of CEC3, is to make recommendations to the full council regarding District 3 elementary school zone lines. The Committee works in concert with the District Superintendent, potentially affected schools, parents and other stakeholders, with the goal of ensuring that there are sufficient in zone seats for all District 3 families and that all District 3 schools have ideal zone sizes and configurations.
2017 Rezoning Information
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2017 Zoning Update
First Glance By the Numbers
CEC3 continues to work with all schools affected by the 2017 rezoning. With 3 schools in new locations and many zone line changes, the impact of the changes will take time. However, here are a few initial highlights.
- In 2015, PS199 had a kindergarten wait list of 93 students (In '14, the number was 99). K classes were increased to 27, there were (6) sections, and the school was dangerously overcrowded. After the rezoning, in 2017, PS199 has reduced to (5) sections of K, with 25 kids and NO wait list. NO 1-5 grade classes exceed their mandated caps.
- At PS87, K is stable with (6) sections of K and NO wait list. This is compared to 2015 when a 7th section of K was added and the wait list was 25 students. Rezoned families from PS452 were accommodated into grades 1-5 but class max remains below the 32 mandated cap, at 30 students per class.
- Demand at PS191 increased for K in 2017, and a (3rd) section was added. A (3rd) section of 3rd grade was also added for the new Gifted & Talented program.
- In 2015, PS452 was restricted to (3) 20-kid K classes because of space in O'Shea. In their new home, PS452 will have (3) full K classes in 2017.
- PS9 and PS166 zones experienced increased demand in 2017, with both schools beginning the school year with small wait lists for K (<10 each). NO 1-5 grade classes exceed their mandated caps.
- In 2014, to accommodate demand, PS84 added an additional French K class for a total of 4 K classes. However, by 2016, they had run out of space for the additional class to advance all the way through 5th grade. In addition, special services such as Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy were taking place in hallways and closet spaces. The expansion in 2017 allowed the addition of two more Gen Ed sections (for a total of 6 K classes), room for all classes to advance upwards, and the proper spaces to serve students with special needs.
- In 2015, D3 offered (8) sections of PreK from PS191 up to PS84. In 2017, (15) sections of PreK are offered as a result of the expansions of PS452 and PS84.