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

 

2020-21 Advice on School Bus Route Complaints

Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:24:00 PM
Rate this Content 0 Votes

Advice on SCHOOL BUS ROUTE complaints 

from Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC)

Para consejos en español, llama Comité Timón 347-942-7413

 

OPT maximum times* (including 10-15 min. grace period)

Age Level

School IN same BORO as home

School OUT OF the home BORO

Early Intervention

60 minutes

90 minutes

Pre-K (CPSE)

75 minutes

105 minutes

Kindergarten to 12th grade (CSE)

90 minutes *

115 minutes *

When the bus route takes longer: 

        Call OPT Customer Service at 718-392-8855 every time; 

        get a Complaint Number & name; write it down

        Ask the school & other families on the route to do the same. 

        Bus driver/attendant can also file a report. 

 

* Join our fight to make these shorter & split up the grades! *     

Also: Contact Gov. Cuomo to sign the EPP bill for recruitment and retention of well trained, experienced drivers & attendants.

 

Email complaints work best if they include:

  • Route number, company name

  • Child´s name, OSIS number

  • Child’s Busing Accommodations if any

  • Dates,  times,  issues,  Complaint numbers 

  • If your child has an IEP, stress the fact that busing is a related service and education is their civil right!

  • City code says: in hot weather the bus should be at least 20 degrees F below the outside temperature.


 

      Ideas for who to copy on your most urgent Emails:

 
  • Us! pistnyc@gmail.com

  • If child has an IEP, also copy ccse@schools.nyc.gov

  • If District 75, also copy D75council@schools.nyc.gov

  • School Principal, Parent Coordinator, Busing Coordinator

  • NY Lawyers for Public Interest betterbuses@NYLPI.org

  • Your City Council member & the Education Committee Chair (Currently mtreyger@council.nyc.gov)

  • For live feedback from friendly parents and union school bus workers, remove personal info and summarize issue on https://www.facebook.com/pistnyc/ 

    

OPT Directors  (all emails are: @schools.nyc.gov)

Bronx                     → 

Seth Brown

SBrown14

Brooklyn                 →

Diane Beediahram

DBeediahram

Manhattan              →

Uri Fraenkel 

UFraenkel

Queens                  →

Glenn Risbrook

Grisbrook

Staten Island          →

Byron Kiste

Bkiste2

Pre-K, Early Intervention     →

 

EarlyChildhoodBusing

Special Populations {Temporary Housing, Foster Care, Medical/Health Condition} & Exceptions      

Jodi Sammons Chen

BusingExceptions

Chief                      →

Kevin Moran

Kmoran2

In case of further changes also use: PupilTransportationTeam@schools.nyc.gov

OPT Twitter is  @nycschoolbuses     

 

For advice on requesting IEP transportation accommodations, see https://tinyurl.com/y47h28he 

                                            Labor Donated by pistnyc.org parent volunteers 09/20