Parents to Improve School Transportation: VOTE YES! SCHOOL BUS BILL OF RIGHTS


Decent bus routes for all schoolchildren now!

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


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.




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 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 and on other occasions include: fewer... read more

OPT redefines gen ed school bus eligibility 

New paperwork for one by one exceptions
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:59:00 PM
PLEASE Inform families and school staff of sudden changes to general education busing eligibility as per This was pointed out to Parents to Improve School... 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

Special Education is at risk in Puerto Rico 

Join July 14 press conference by Comite Timon NY Chapter
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:58:00 PM
This is one of the articles available in English on the bill that Puerto Rican parent activists and educators insist the governor must veto to prevent further harm to students with disabilities. ... read more

part 2 Issues of reopening during Covid 

PIST talking points, ATU contract proposals, Post article, Daily News article
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:26:00 PM
1. We highlighted 5-6 points in speaking with the media after the City announced its vague plans for September with barely a peep about busing. Here they are in case it got lost in the editing: A- NYCDOE's Return To School survey only asked what... read more
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