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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
 

part 1 Issues of reopening during Covid 

Task Force members, Edweek, IncludeNYC, AQENY, MORE-UFT
Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:04:00 PM
Our basic position is that the decisions for school and school busing safety can't be made by entities who do not experience the consequences firsthand. In terms of busing, that includes at a minimum, established representatives of: families of... read more
 

Dec 14: Special Education Rights from NY to Puerto Rico 

+ Letter to Governor: S6208 for School bus workers
Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:27:00 PM
1. Rally Reminder/details/background 2. School bus news item 1. Supporters of Comite Timon, including PIST, will be gathering this Saturday December 14 to chant and make music in defense of "Special education rights from NY to Puerto Rico"... read more
 

December Update 

Sped rights rally rescheduled
Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:25:00 PM
December Update Contents: New rally date Report from EPP rally Events this Tues. Reminders 2 attachments ***No rally this Sat Nov 30***New date Sat Dec 14, synchronized with a rally in Puerto Rico*** 2:00 pm ... read more
 

PIST NYC Busing Update for November 2019 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:22:00 PM
PIST NYC Busing Update for November 2019 Contents-- Nov 18 School bus worker & parent rally, link and flyer Nov 30 Special Ed rights PR to NY rally, link Table at parent conference Nov 16, link Communication about half... read more
 

Advice on SCHOOL BUS ROUTE complaints  

updated contact info Oct 2019
Posted by JohnnieStevens Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:42:00 AM
Advice on SCHOOL BUS ROUTE complaints from Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST NYC) Para consejos en español, llama Comité Timón 929.228.0515 OPT maximum times* (including 10-15 min. grace... read more
 

To add or enhance special education busing on the IEP  

Contents: Advice & links
Friday, October 18, 2019 4:10:00 PM
To add or enhance special education busing on the IEP The rules say this takes 30 days maximum, but first you have to show the Office of School Health documents with details about how the child’s specific medical diagnoses impact the way the... read more
 

Addition to Update of 9/19/19 

OPT email reminders
Posted by Sara Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:21:00 PM
4. OPT email - If you have been using our earlier advice for route complaints, this is to remind you of some changes: Borough directors Frank Jackson & James Campbell retired; Uri Fraenkel <UFraenkel@schools.nyc.gov> is now the... read more
 

Oct 5 Bronx workshop & other School Bus News 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:36:00 AM
Contents of this Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation 1. Oct 5 Bronx workshop/Talleres el 5 de oct en el Bronx 2. Sep 20 Climate strike 3. School bus news (GPS; other problems; Parent/Driver unity) 1 PIST &... read more
 
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