ERIC Number: ED443924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
How To Choose a Public School: A Guide for Parents of Young NYC School Children.
Dukess, Laura F.
This pamphlet guides New York City parents through the basic steps in choosing a public school for their children. Every child 6 years of age or older in New York City must attend school, and children may be enrolled in kindergarten the year they turn 5. A limited number of preschool spaces are available. Legal residency is not a requirement for public school attendance in New York City; children who are undocumented aliens or the children of undocumented aliens are eligible for the New York public schools, as are homeless children. The steps to consider in choosing a public school are: (1) find out the school district in which the child resides; (2) find the school the child is entitled to attend; (3) find other schools or programs that may be appropriate; and (4) apply to schools in other districts if so desired. Extra steps may be needed for disabled children, children who need bilingual instruction, and gifted children. Parents who have chosen a school should remain involved to ensure that their children receive the best possible education. Helpful telephone numbers are listed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles Hayden Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., Long Island City.