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9/7/14 Welcome back to school 

Your guide to complaining about bus problems!
Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:47:00 PM
9/7/14 Welcome back to school on behalf of Parents to Improve School Transportation. Please find below (1) when and how to complain; (2) complaint emails & numbers by borough + citywide pre-K; (3) other citywide advocates you should... read more
 

Update July 17, 2014 

Puerto Rico school closings, hot buses media, EPP news and more
Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:45:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transportation Update July 17, 2014 Contents: 1-Event Tomorrow-School closing crisis in PR; 2-Media on hot school buses; 3-EPP news (layoffs and status of Albany bill); 4-Parent Events; 5-our Boston... read more
 

6/9/14 PIST Update 

10 things we can do to make next year better for busing
Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:43:00 PM
6/9/14 PIST Update What can we do to make next year better, not worse for busing? Please scan action points 6-10 even if you are not a school bus parent or grandparent. For your own child and schoolmates: 1-You can call and find out ... read more
 

Parents to Improve School Transportation Update May 9, 2014 

Ed Rally, IEP advice, OPT’s reps, East Harlem families
Posted by Sara Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:40:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transportation Update May 9, 2014 Happy Mother’s Day to all—and a special hello to the people who signed up at the May 1 and May 3 events—more about that below. Our next meeting is Tuesday May 13 from 5:30 to 7 pm at... read more
 

Parents to Improve School Transportation Update late April-May 2014 

Contents: New legal campaign, Media, Events & internet campaigns
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:03:00 PM
New legal campaign See our separate shorter email titled "School bus rights campaigns" for the information and attachments in English and Spanish. Media 1) Coverage of My Time press conference on 4-16, raises bus issues: ... read more
 

PIST supports East Harlem families displaced by Con Ed blast  

Posted by Sara Saturday, May 17, 2014 6:05:00 PM
PIST supports East Harlem families displaced by the Con Ed blast We were mentioned in a recent article about a rally which 4 PIST members attended (sorry, no link available yet). The next rally for a community hearing is at the Con Ed... read more
 

Make sure your child's accommodations are in place for next year 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 6:01:00 PM
IEP advice This is the time to make sure all the correct accommodations are in place for your child for summer and next year’s busing. Just because you sent in the medical forms does not mean they transmitted to OPT. Call 718-392-8855 and... read more
 

Things we learned from OPT’s reps at the May 1 JCC meeting 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:56:00 PM
Things we learned from OPT’s reps at the May 1 JCC meeting that Suzanne Peters facilitated are: --Only 3 people in all of OPT have access to read the IEPs on SESIS. --Routes for summer start to be made up in early June; routes for fall, at the ... read more
 

New legal campaign/Nueva campaña legal 

Written in April
Saturday, May 17, 2014 5:42:00 PM
New legal campaign / Nueva campaña legal G&E national whistleblowers law firm have prepared a questionnaire for parents . They want to investigate possible fraud in school busing contracts in NYC. You can get it from pistnyc@gmail.com.... read more
 

Another parent's reflections & testimony from same hearing 

courtesy of Carin van der Donk
Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:34:00 PM
Dear Friends, First, a few of you came out to support our kids cause, and I thank you! But considering what is potentially about to happen to the quality of our children's school bus transportation, not enough of us stood out there to be heard.... read more
 
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