Posts From October, 2016

Long term strike prevention thru legislation 

Guarantee decent standards for NYS school bus workers
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:10:00 PM
Urge Governor Cuomo to sign NYS legislation A.8019C / S.5429C on Employee Protection Provisions to retain experienced school bus personnel, which passed both houses in summer 2016 but has yet to reach Cuomo's desk as of this writing. You can use ... read more

Will there be a school bus strike Nov. 1? 

Parents can still influence the company
Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:07:00 PM
Update: Teamsters L. 553 tells us that since the strike vote, Jofaz/ Y&M management now wants to negotiate again on Monday 10/31. PIST had asked parents to call the co., but apparently they just hang up on callers. Instead we can express... read more

Updated bus complaint advice  

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Monday, October 10, 2016 6:24:00 PM
SCHOOL BUS ADVICE courtesy of Parents to Improve School Transportation* updated Oct. 2016 (1) If your child is on a bus longer than is allowed, always file a complaint with OPT. Maximum times your child is allowed to spend on special ... read more

New 504 Accommodations form and HIPAA as of 2016-17 

The HIPAA is needed when requesting busing accommodations
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:13:00 PM
To anyone whose child uses a 504 for accommodations in school, be aware that the form has changed for 2016-17. There is a new format on the HIPAA so that parents do not have to separately initial their consent to discuss info when they sign their... read more

Car seats on alternate vehicles  

from a parent who did the research!
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:08:00 PM
On car seat regulations for alternate vehicles: A parent shared this info - please save - According to New York state law: In a school vehicle which is not built to meet federal school bus construction standards, New York State Law requires that... read more
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