changes in DOE enrollment language

The following item will be posted for the 45-day public review period. Oral and written comments will be accepted from December 22, 2011 - February 8, 2012 at 6:00PM. The Panel will vote on the item listed below at the February 9, 2012 Panel meeting, which will take place at 6:00PM at Brooklyn Technical High School located at 29 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn, NY 11217.

The full text version makes interesting reading if you are into the minutiae of DOE regulations. It looks like they are firming up language particularly around kindergarten registration at schools that are over capacity for in-zone children and at the surrounding schools where those families may be placed.

The big news for the early childhood crowd is the change in priority for the prek lotteries. It used to be the practice that ALL sibs (whether in-zone or out of zone) got first priority. This is changing to: first in-zone sibs, then in-zone students, THEN out of zone sibs.