Last night, the Department of Education laid out its plans for new proposed school zones for P.S. 39, P.S. 10, P.S. 321 and P.S. 107 schools which, if approved, would take effect during the 2013-2014 school year. Rezoning of the highly sought-after 107 and 321 is what most people have been up in arms about, because when you drop a shit ton of money on real estate in large part because of the school zone it falls in, you kind of expect your kid to go to that school.
The NY Times reports on the school zones' shrinkage:
The zone for Public School 321 in Park Slope, which has long served as a magnet for the neighborhood, would shrink by the equivalent of about 10 city blocks. The biggest chunk would come from the southwestern corner of the P.S. 321 zone, moving the border north to First Street, and east to Fifth Avenue from Third Avenue.
At the zone’s southeastern edge, the proposed area would pull a portion of the border north, to Fourth Street from Fifth Street.
If the proposal is approved, P.S. 107's zone will also be reduced in size, with a new school added to the area.
The CEC has 45 days to vote on the proposed zoning changes.