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August 29, 2013 Update  

Advice, Hot Bus protest coverage, call the Governor
Sunday, September 15, 2013 8:14:00 AM
August 29, 2013 Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation/Padres para Mejorar el Transporte Escolar CONTENTS: School bus news; Other events; Next meetings; School bus news-5 items 1. The Office of Pupil Transportation has... read more
 

Bloomberg The Liar – Video 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:36:00 AM
Bloomberg The Liar – Video - 19 minutes - NY City Council Members Crowley, Jackson, James, Eugene and others call out the Mayor and Chancellor for lying about the legality of EPP, their excuse for not canceling the contract bidding that triggered ... read more
 

Walcott Plans to Bid Out Additional Contracts on April 30 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:35:00 AM
Paste this link to read DOE post, titled “Chancellor Walcott Announces Estimated Savings from Bus Bids Received This Winter and Plans to Bid Out Additional... read more
 

Reminder about OPT forms due before school ends 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:31:00 PM
5. End of school year reminder: you want to have your child’s bus accommodations paperwork ready before June to have a chance at correct bus placement in September. Make those doctor appointments… Contact pistnyc@gmail.com if you need... read more
 

Update including expose of Bloomberg's lies about EPP 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:29:00 PM
4/14/13 Busing Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation Look what the mayor’s own lawyers have said: Employee Protection Provisions are not illegal. Here is link to column by Juan Gonzalez on April 11: ... read more
 

April 19 Rally to SAVE BUSING! 

Friday, April 05, 2013 4:50:00 PM
We will fight to SAVE BUSING! What has Bloomberg’s DOE done to school bus riders? Provoked a strike by attacking the seniority hiring list known as EPP; then bragged about saving money while thousands lost instruction... read more
 

03242013 Update including articles on busing contract attack 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:18:00 PM
This is a reminder of our efforts to bring awareness of the school bus problems to a bigger audience, and to organize ourselves for what's left of the school year. As a veteran matron said on the PIST NYC facebook... read more
 

03212013 School bus companies gone wild 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:17:00 PM
1. Result of random hiring during the strike where the owner (Joe Fazio) went out of his way to keep experienced union matrons from returning to their jobs: Sleeping child left on a school bus! The child’s mother said that the driver... read more
 

03182013 Lockouts, who to write to at DOE 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:14:00 PM
Update: About 24 (the majority) of experienced drivers and matrons at Tufaro Bus are still locked out, while the number at Rainbow/All American/Citywide is down from 87 to 30. Parent letters to the DOE and the press have been successful in aiding ... read more
 

PIST update 031513 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:08:00 PM
TODAY Early Intervention budget Q&A (Thanks to Paola) Rescheduled EICC Meeting, Friday, March 15th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM videoconference (4 locations, must register to attend) The Department will convene a meeting of the EICC by... read more
 
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