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I am looking into buying a place in Brooklyn. It is not zoned for the school that I want my kid to attend (in a couple of years). Taking the ethical dilemma out of the conversation, does anyone see any barriers to renting (or subletting) a cheap studio in the school's zone, have my kid enroll, and than "move"?
also, if a child gets into pre k at a school, is he guaranteed kindergarden and beyond at the same school?
about siblings? does a sibling get priority at the same school, even if they live outside the zone?
i am doing this right now in brooklyn, but i planned to stay in the same nabe. it's just a small place i rented quickly and would have looked for something bigger in august. but im not staying in bkln anymore. you can definitely do this, you just need to go to the doe website and make sure you will have the necessary documentation, and with subletting this might be problematic, ie lease, utility bills. here you go
smart move lucille--confused youre "not staying in brooklyn" tho
manhattan born, raised, educated, i never thought i'd think as highly of brooklyn as i do now
pre-k does not guarantee entry into into k. once you're in k, then you can stay.
i was looking to do something similar, rent a small studio and then sublet or buy a small studio and rent it out. decided to just move and rent to a place that had signficantly better schools.
Yikes, isn't your girlfriend in Brooklyn?
We had this discussion with friends about Manhattan schools and while I know a couple of people who are doing it successfully, I have heard that it is becoming increasingly difficult and may have serious reprecussions if you are caught even after your child gets in. Btw, is there a risk your child may accidentally spill the beans?
NYC public schools are all one district in the eyes of enrollment. If you live out of ditrict (NJ or LI, for example) then you have a problem.
I know quite a few parents who rented in the neighborhood to get into a particular school and moved into a cheaper neighborhood after the child was enrolled. Just be careful because the desirable catchment schools sometimes don't have seats for everyone in their catchment, so renting is not necessarily a guaranty of a seat.
yikes, i mean i am not staying after the summer. i was planning on it but it's proving to be a little much all at once for me, acclimating to a new location, working for the first time in years, being a single parent, etc. for better or worse nj is my comfort zone right now and i have family there so i will stay put for another year, i think. i still plan to move to brooklyn with my children because i do like it a lot.