IS THE SCHOOL BUS ROUTE TOO LONG?
CROWDED? UNSAFE? NO A/C?
After you complain to OPT (718-392-8855),
Contact parent advocates for FREE advice:
Llama esos numeros * para consejo sobre problemas en el transporte escolar:
Resources for Children with Special Needs……212-677-4650 (Lori)
*Sinergía ………………………...212-643-2840 ext. 330 (Tommie)
Manhattan Jewish Community Center…………646-505-4391 (Suzanne)
*Bronx PIST/ Comité Timón…………………347-364-7506 (Milagros)
*Parents to Improve School Transportation…..347-504-3310
Facebook: ‘New York City Parents Fed Up with Transportation Troubles’ or ‘PIST NYC’
Your child’s route problem might be a violation of educational rights under the law!
Our experts know the rules that apply, and can help you complete any paperwork you need.
We can help you put the problem in writing for the DOE to fix it now, and for Civil Rights attorneys who agree with us that the special education busing system must be changed to prevent the same problems in the future. All it will cost you is some time and effort.
CALL TODAY! Help your child and ALL school bus riders!
àAlso ask us about BUS COMPLAINT TRAININGS in your borough
and how to support state law A 8060 for more training/job security for drivers & matrons
FOR YOUR REFERENCE—
**Maximum trip times, without Limited Time Travel accommodations:
EI (early intervention, 0-3) 60 minutes in borough, 90 out of borough.
CPSE (Preschool, 3-5) 75 minutes in borough, 105 minutes out of borough
CSE (Kindergarten and up) 90 minutes in borough, 115 minutes out of borough
WHO CAN FIX OR ADD ROUTES—
OPT Borough (of the school) Directors (Kindergarten and up):
Manh: Richie Scarpa (718) 482-3740 RScarpa@schools.nyc.gov
Bronx: Seth Brown (718) 482-3850 SBrown14@schools.nyc.gov
Brooklyn: Diane Beediahram (718) 482-3769 DBeediahram@...
Queens: Frank Jackson (718) 482-3763 FJackson@...
Staten Island: James Campbell (718) 482-6299 JCampbell8@...
Pre-K: Sheila Lucious-Lowe firstname.lastname@example.org
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