Decent bus routes for all schoolchildren now!


Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST) is campaigning to achieve school bus routes that are:

  • SHORTER
  • SAFER
  • SENSIBLE
  • STABLE

We are against cutbacks in transportation that interfere with equal access to education for students with and without disabilities in all parts of New York City.

Contact: pistnyc@gmail.com

 

News

When afternoon dropoff location is not the same as last year 

Links to forms in all DOE languages
Posted by Sara Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:43:00 PM
If child's PM dropoff site is different from AM pickup site - this is how to get ahead of this for whenever school reopens Request Updates to Your Child's Afternoon Drop-Off Address Notify the DOE of any changes you'd like for your... read more
 

Non School Transportation  

Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Monday, November 16, 2020 5:07:00 PM
Reminder: Some school bus riders also qualify for half fare metrocard. It's good to have for travel on a non-school day or if they miss the pickup and you have to take them. Need: Doctor to fill out part of the form, Notary sometimes,... read more
 

Update October 8 2020 School closings and Covid testing  

Also Parent Org mtg dates and Survey on sped teacher shortages
Thursday, October 08, 2020 5:58:00 PM
PIST NYC Update October 8, 2020 Contents: 1. Covid 19 School closings cluster zone links from NYCDOE and NYS 2. Covid 19 testing in schools link to webinar tonight 3. Parent/Community organizations including 2 with meetings next... read more
 

How to add or enhance special education busing on the IEP  

Links updated Sept 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM
To add or enhance special education busing on the IEP Specialized transportation = home to school busing with an attendant. At first it must be added by School Psychologist like any Related Service considered more restrictive.... read more
 

Busing Update pt. 2 (dress warmly) 

Contents: Ventilation, Capacity, Mask Exempt, Cleaning, Precautions at bus yards, link to D75 video
Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:16:00 PM
Busing Update pt. 2 (dress warmly) Contents: Ventilation, Capacity, Mask Exempt, Cleaning, Precautions at bus yards, link to D75 video See earlier email or http://pistnyc.org/busing-update-pt-1-answer-the-phone.aspx for info on Communication... read more
 

Busing Update pt. 1 (answer the phone) 

Communication such as it is; First day on the bus
Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:50:00 AM
Busing Update pt. 1 (answer the phone) Our goal is sharing--in 2 blogs today--all the info we could gather from other busing advocates including the workers/union (ATU 1181-1061), and OPT about the status of NYC school bus routes. We... read more
 

Fight for Busing 2020 

Maintaining students’ & workers’ rights/safety in the time of COVID19
Posted by Sara Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:20:00 PM
Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation 8/27/2020 School busing in the time of COVID19 -- Maintaining students’ & workers’ rights/safety Contents: Lack of communication (they don’t tell us) and collaborative planning... read more
 

Covid 19 School Bus safety conversation  

with links to NYSED, NYCDOE and ATU info
Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:19:00 AM
PIST been advocating for years to improve school bus riding conditions of students with and without disabilities. Ideas put forward in our School Bus Bill of Rights http://pistnyc.org/bill-of-rights.aspx and on other occasions include: fewer... read more
 

Paperwork for exceptions to gen ed school bus eligibility 

Revised Nov 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM
Latest explanation of general education busing eligibility https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/bus-eligibility There are exceptions for temporary housing, foster care, medical, joint custody. Exception to busing ... read more
 

part 3 Issues of reopening during Covid 

Academy of Pediatrics & Educator Union statements
Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:35:00 PM
1. From The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Education Association (NEA) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association “Returning to school is important for the healthy development and... read more
 
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