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New 504 Accommodations form and HIPAA as of 2016-17 

The HIPAA is needed when requesting busing accommodations
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:13:00 PM
To anyone whose child uses a 504 for accommodations in school, be aware that the form has changed for 2016-17. There is a new format on the HIPAA so that parents do not have to separately initial their consent to discuss info when they sign their... read more
 

Car seats on alternate vehicles  

from a parent who did the research!
Sunday, October 09, 2016 1:08:00 PM
On car seat regulations for alternate vehicles: A parent shared this info - please save - According to New York state law: In a school vehicle which is not built to meet federal school bus construction standards, New York State Law requires that... read more
 

EPP bill passed Assembly, call Senate today 

Put school bus safety before company profits
Posted by Sara Thursday, June 25, 2015 7:13:00 AM
This is an update on Pending legislation in Albany re Employee Protection Provision to retain experienced and well trained drivers and attendants. A 8019 has passed the Assembly vote, but S 5984 (new number) still has opposition in the... read more
 

Letter to Albany rep's in support of EPP bills 

Pass S 5618 / A 8019
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:08:00 PM
147 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 June 4, 2015 To Whom It May Concern: Parents to Improve School Transportation NYC is a citywide volunteer organization of concerned family members of children and youth who ride yellow buses... read more
 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN THE FIGHT FOR PORTER SERVICE 

contact info for FREE lawyers who have past success in this !!
Monday, April 13, 2015 9:51:00 PM
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN THE FIGHT FOR PORTER SERVICE 1-Special Education lawyer Gary Mayerson will defend porter service students pro bono. Fill out the parent intake form at http://mayerslaw.com and/or call the office... read more
 

Update April 13, 2015 

NEWS, EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, ONGOING
Monday, April 13, 2015 9:48:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transportation Update April 13, 2015 April is Autism Acceptance month, see http://autismacceptancemonth.org/ NEWS Bids on 4000 NYC school bus routes will NOT occur the first week of May, they have been put off... read more
 

March 7 2015 Update 

News, Events, Disability Rights info
Saturday, April 04, 2015 2:03:00 PM
Contents: Busing News (5 items) , Events (12 items including tomorrow), Links to more Disability Rights information (5 items) ***BUSING NEWS*** 1 of 5 Citywide Council on Special Education's recently released 2013-14 annual report has... read more
 

February 2015 

Porter service update; new EPP bill; Parent talks with OPT; events
Saturday, April 04, 2015 2:01:00 PM
Porter service update--Parents and the parent coordinator at P 811 Q sounded the alarm last week when two families received calls saying that their respective children’s medical code for the school bus had been changed from ‘Carry kid’. They were... read more
 

Jan 2015 UPDATE - Happy MLK Day 

Fair 1/31; OPT-Parent encounter; New sped guides; Busing petition; Wrights Law on Bus training
Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:57:00 PM
Jan 2015 Parents to Improve School Transportation UPDATE Contents: Happy MLK Day; PIST@the Fair 1/31; OPT-Parent encounter; New service guides; Busing petition & more; Wrights Law on Bus workers' training;... read more
 

Update 11/16/14 

Activism (3 items); upcoming DOE delegation; Community Events
Saturday, April 04, 2015 1:56:00 PM
Parents to Improve School Transportation Update 11/16/14 Contents: Activism (3 items); upcoming DOE delegation; Community Events (9) To see these items as we get them, and photos, ‘like’ our page PIST NYC on facebook. Activism (3... read more
 
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