3 thoughts on “Confusion and Worry Over Whether School Seats Will Keep Up With De Blasio Rezonings

  1. Now The neighborhoods gota to beg city for school after approving this sellout rezoning plan without making sure the infurstructure was fixed first the west of rockaway sold out farrockaway for the ferry that they wanted to keep as a private club to the boards credit they listened to. Our calles for shuttle bus we are happy about. The ferry the coalition of the rockaways chairman Bruce jacobs was asking for more schools and hospitals and better train and bus service and queensrail and for edjmere and farrockaway bulkheads and resilency for floods now that they handed it over to city without thesé guarantees we are at the city and greedy developers the coalition will fight to make sure we get these things my advise to. Other community boards dont approve these rezoning programs without these issues resolved coalition of the rockaways chairman bruce jacobs

  2. On SI builders are supposed to get certification that there are adequate school seats prior to being issued. But in reality that doesn’t always happen. SI is in the 105% – 120% utilization range. That issue was one of reasons behind the 2005-06 SI downzonings. IIRC new schools are being built on SI but apparently none on the fast-growing east and south shores. More downzonings are on the way, so no more semi-attached homes or fully attached townhomes. Larger lot sizes for 2-family homes, etc.

    http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/hundreds_of_new_school_seats_o.html

  3. This article covers half the problem very well. It isn’t just about school overcrowding, but school quality. For instance, there are three zoned elementary schools serving Inwood, which is one of the DiBlasio zoning study areas. However, only one of those elementary schools is considered “good”, and it is at capacity. The other two have test scores in the single digits and low teens. Neighborhood parents simply don’t want to send their kids to those schools, and they are not overcrowded. There are other unzoned district-wide options, but those programs all fill up because there are so few good zoned schools. It’s not enough just to build more seats, but to increase school quality.

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