Plan No. 2 for Park Slope School Rezoning


The Department of Education has revised its plan for rezoning Park Slope schools and plans to present its new proposal tonight at a public meeting, according to DNAinfo. Under the revised plan, proposed changes for P.S. 10 and P.S. 107 would remain, but the DOE has redrawn the boundaries for P.S. 321 and P.S. 39. Specifically, the blocks from Seventh Avenue to Prospect Park West between 4th and 5th streets would go back to P.S. 321 as they were before. But P.S. 321’s zone would not include the blocks west of 5th Avenue between President and 1st Street, which would feed into the new elementary school to be located in the former St. Thomas Aquinas school building on 8th Street and 4th Avenue. P.S. 39 won’t change a bit. (Above, a map of the old plan.) Some parents have objected the proposed rezoning will lower their property values, while others have criticized the citywide policy of allowing students to remain at a school after they move out of a neighborhood. Naturally, the new boundary lines do not address the latter issue. The District 15 Community Education Council plans to vote on the proposal Nov. 28. Meanwhile, tonight’s meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the John Jay Educational Campus at 237 7th Avenue. What do you think? Do the new proposed boundaries seem any more fair than before? Or likely to relieve Park Slope’s school overcrowding problem?
New Rezoning Proposals for P.S. 321 and 39 to Be Unveiled [DNAinfo]
More Drama From the P.S. 321 Rezoning [Brownstoner]

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