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Mid Feb Update

Friday, February 18, 2022 12:45:00 PM

March 19 march, media coverage, tentative forum

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Mid-February 2022 Update from Parents to Improve School Transportation

Contents:

  1. Planning to march on March 19th (2 images)

  2. Busing crisis in the media (2 links)

  3. Tentative citywide forum 

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1. Permit is under review for an outdoor event on Saturday March 19 starting 1:00 p.m. on the North Lawn of Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, followed by a march over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan toward City Hall Park. 

 

The theme is Transit Inclusion, Equity and Reform for Students or in other words:

Respect the riders’ civil rights, the workers’ job rights, and everyone’s Safety 

with a School Bus Bill of Rights!

 

We invite cultural performances and artwork – especially from youth who are or have been school bus riders. 

See flyer images below in English and Español for sharing by social media, email, and phone. Also at https://www.facebook.com/pistnyc/photos/pcb.4883535885058206/4883533941725067

And https://www.facebook.com/pistnyc/photos/pcb.4883535885058206/4883533928391735

 Paper flyers to follow.

 

Can you/your organization endorse, distribute, or translate the flyers into other languages? 

To get involved in any way, please reach out to pistnyc@gmail.com or 347-942-7413. 

See you on 3/19/22! 

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2. Busing crisis in the media

School Bus Drivers Make School Possible. They Deserve Better. 

(Interviews with driver leaders about why there is a shortage and how to solve it) https://jacobinmag.com/2022/02/k12-transporation-worker-shortage-pay-hours-covid

 

NYC Parents Push to Get ‘School Bus Bill of Rights’ on Nov. Ballot After Years of Transportation Failures (Interviews with many families from PIST NYC and summary of our Feb 4 virtual rally)

https://www.the74million.org/article/nyc-parents-push-to-get-school-bus-bill-of-rights-on-nov-ballot-after-years-of-transportation-failures/

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3. Tentative citywide forum first week of March

After mid-winter recess, PIST NYC hopes to participate in another virtual forum on Student Transportation with partners from citywide and community school districts. 

 

Parent leaders will be sharing any updates we can get on topics like: 

Reimbursement, Electric bus transition, Busing for Recovery services, new DOE/OPT structure, plus a 

Know Your Rights segment on School Transportation for learners in temporary housing. 

 

Please check for emails about these events, or follow the sites listed below. 

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy & happy mid-winter recess

Parents to Improve School Transportation

https://www.facebook.com/groups/pistnyc/

http://pistnyc.org/home.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/pistnyc/

https://twitter.com/pistnyc