Update, 6:30 p.m. Friday: the elementary school redistricting maps are now live on the school district website.
Parents across West Islip on Friday began receiving information about the school district’s new elementary boundaries and which school their child will be attending in September.
In a letter from Richard Simon, school superintendent, he said that because of the closing of Paul E. Kirdahy at Captree and Westbrook elementary schools, the district has redrawn the elementary school attendance boundaries, which will be effective July 1.
Also in the letter Simon suggested to parents to check the school district’s website under the “Redistricting Update” link for specific details about the new boundaries. The page as of Friday afternoon had yet to be updated, but a message on the website said the boundary map will be live on Saturday.
“Additional information will follow in the coming weeks with regard to school orientation and transition activities,” Simon wrote in the letter.
Earlier this year, the board of education as part of an effort to address West Islip’s declining elementary student population and to bring the school district in line with the state’s tax levy cap.
At the start of the current budget formation process for the 2012-13 school year, school officials said the district was approximately $6 million over the cap.