TO: CHAMBERLAIN ELEMENTARY FAMILIES
FROM: KYLE REPUCCI, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
SUBJECT: POTENTIAL ATTENDANCE ZONE CHANGE
DATE: JANUARY 11, 2018
School districts periodically need to change school attendance zones to ensure that schools
have room to serve all of the students in its boundaries. The Rochester School Department
is considering a change to the Chamberlain attendance zone. Our Instruction Committee
and full School Board want to ensure the best possible instructional environment for its
students and this change will help to more evenly distribute students across our schools.
Families currently attending Chamberlain will not be affected by this new zone change. The
school board is recommending “grandfathering language” for school years ‘19-’20 through
Proposed language to be added to Policy JECC – Assignment of Students to Schools :
If a student will be enrolled at Chamberlain in grades one through five for the following
school year (2019-2020) their incoming kindergarten sibling will be enrolled at
Chamberlain. If an older sibling had attended the school but is not currently enrolled,
the student will follow the district’s zoning.
Families in the newly rezoned area are able to petition to Eastside schools based upon
class size availability.
If you would like more information, please consider attending our informational forum at
Chamberlain Street School on January 28th at 6:30 pm. To view the changes to the
attendance zone map, please visit our district’s blog at