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theschoolboards
06-10-2013, 08:27 AM
From Insideschools.org (http://insideschools.org/blog/item/1000670-no-pre-k-seats-for-30-of-applicants) by Anna Schneider:

Almost one-third of the families whose four-year-olds applied for pre-kindergarten did not win a spot in any public school program, according to the Education Department, which sent offer letters to families this week.

This spring, 30,118 kids applied for 23,405 full and half-day seats and 29.4 percent of them did not get an offer. That percentage is slightly lower than last year, when 30.3% did not get pre-k offers.

The DOE is offering about 1,500 more full-day seats for the 2013-2014 school year than it did last fall, and the city plans to continue to grow the number of pre-k seats by a total of 4,000 in the next few years, a DOE spokesperson said. But even those additional seats would not satisfy this year's demand. Furthermore, the number of families seeking public school pre-k seats is trending up: from 28,815 in 2011 and 29,072 in 2012 to more than 30,000 this year.

read more>> (http://insideschools.org/blog/item/1000670-no-pre-k-seats-for-30-of-applicants)

Click on the link below to see the list of schools with open seats:

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/CF382299-58D1-44EC-A418-3E8539360FB8/0/2013PKProgramSeatAvailability632013.pdf

caledonia
06-10-2013, 06:49 PM
Last year, we were very persistent, calling during June to be placed on a waitlist, then calling back in late August. We got a call 2 days before school started. There are families who move or change their mind.