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DOE Unveils Final Re-Zoning Plan: Zone Lines Unchanged, Admission Set-Asides Proposed for P.S. 307

The DOE’s Office of District Planning presented their final re-zoning proposal to the District 13 CEC at a meeting on Monday night.  The ODP’s powerpoint deck outlined the general themes and recurring questions that were raised during a series of community meetings which began in late September. While the zone lines remain unchanged, new to […]

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Education Update: DOE to Unveil Final Re-Zoning Proposal on Nov 23rd, PEP to Vote on Middle School Relocation

RE-ZONING PROPOSAL: CEC President, David Goldsmith has confirmed the DOE’s Office of District Planning will present the official re-zoning proposal on November 23rd.  The meeting is scheduled to take place 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (283 Adams Street).  Comments may still be submitted via […]

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Re-Zoning Update: Middle School Plan Front and Center at CEC Meeting

The D13 CEC held their monthly Calendar Meeting at P.S. 8 on Tuesday night. First, Superintendent Barbara Freeman reported on the status of the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SES) Grant, an award of $1.25 million dollars in Title 1 funding.  The monies are earmarked for the foundation of a Spanish dual language program at M.S. […]

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Re-Zoning Update: CEC Meeting Tonight at P.S. 8

As previously reported, the re-zoning vote has been pushed back for two months so the CEC and DOE can hear more feedback from the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 communities. Tonight’s CEC meeting is an opportunity to weigh-in on the re-zoning and also participate in the conversation about the DOE’s plan to re-locate M.S. 313 […]

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District 13 Re-Zoning & Kindergarten Admissions: What Parents Need to Know

RE-ZONING VOTE DELAYED: Turns out what was thought to be the “Official Re-Zoning Proposal” (presented to a panel of District 13 CEC members on September 30th) was actually, not.  WNYC’s Schoolbook reports the DOE has extended the re-zoning timeline for two months.  (The CEC confirmed the change came mere hours before their Working Session Meeting […]

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Official Re-Zoning Plan Unveiled at CEC Meeting-DOE Takes It On the Chin

Wednesday night the DOE’s Office of District Planning (ODP) rolled out their Official Rezoning Proposal for P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 at a densely-packed public meeting held at P.S. 307.  The zone lines, previously presented in draft form at two Town Hall meetings on September 16th at P.S. 307 and September 21st at P.S. 8., […]

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DOE to Present Final Re-Zoning Proposal This Wednesday Night

After receiving feedback from the community, the DOE’s Office of District Planning is scheduled to present their final re-zoning proposal at the next CEC13 Calendar Meeting this Wednesday September 30th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at P.S. 307, 209 York Street in Brooklyn.  There will be opportunity for public comment at the meeting.  Per the CEC […]

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Celebr8 Reading with P.S. 8 This Saturday at Family Book Fair

As part of the month-long Celebr8 Reading initiative, P.S. 8 is is hosting Family Fun Shopping Day book fair this Saturday, October 3rd from Noon – 4:00 pm in the Lower School Auditorium.  ALL are welcome! The sale offers titles from great publishers for families and classrooms and a portion of the proceeds go direclty […]

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The Elephant in the Room Part 2: Second Re-Zoning Town Hall Held at P.S. 8

On Monday night, the District 13 CEC and DOE’s Office of District planning held the second of two Town Hall meetings at P.S. 8 to present the draft re-zoning proposal for the school.   As with the meeting held at P.S. 307 on September 16th, issues of race and class emerged. Now, the debate has caught […]

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The Elephant in the Room: P.S. 8 Re-Zoning Town Hall Meeting Re-Cap

On Wednesday night, at the first of two town scheduled town hall meetings, representatives of the DOE’s Department of District Planning presented their draft re-zoning proposal for Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 at P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill.  The proposal was presented to the CEC on September 1st.  As previously reported, it essentially cuts the current […]

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