Posts From October, 2010

Loss of instruction time in the morning 

Sunday, October 31, 2010 2:26:09 PM Categories: Excessive Time Late to School O.P.T.
  School starts at 8:05. Arrival times on a bus whose route zigs and zags all around the city were ranging from 8:45 to 9:20 the first few weeks of school. This is despite the fact that children were stepping onto this bus as early as 7:00 a.m., that is, spending an average of two hours on their morning commute!* Now (on the fourth . . . read more »
 

Loss of instruction time in the afternoon 

Saturday, October 30, 2010 9:06:43 AM Categories: Excessive Time O.P.T. Too Many Routes
NYC public schools have an extra 150 minutes a week called Extended Day for students who show need based on state test results (taken toward the end of each grade 3 to 8) and/or principal discretion. In the ASD Nest program, grades 1 to 2 use this time to go over lessons they have missed during the day because they are taken out of class . . . read more »
 

Accident 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 10:33:00 AM Categories: Accidents Late to School O.P.T.
We are informed via text message from the school at 2:45 PM that our child's bus was in an accident this morning and he did not arrive at school until 10:45 AM This was in response to a text inquiry from us after another parent told us that our child was late to school. We called the school, and after the principal and teachers declined to . . . read more »
 

Inspection 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:06:00 AM Categories: Late to School O.P.T.
Normal pick-up time is 7:10 AM, bus arrives at 7:40 AM. Driver informs me that there are "inspections" all over town, some buses are "one hour late". Bus arrives at school at 8:50 AM, half an hour late. I call OPT to inquire about the nature of the inspection in mid-morning. OPT customer service rep David informs me that he is unaware of any . . . read more »
 
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