PIST NYC Busing Update for November 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019 10:22:00 PM
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PIST NYC Busing Update for November 2019



Nov 18 School bus worker & parent rally, link and flyer

Nov 30 Special Ed rights PR to NY rally, link 

Table at parent conference Nov 16, link

Communication about half days

Attachment: New corrected School Bus Advice flyer


We would love to see you at: 

  1. Action for Safer Busing through EPP job protections for experienced drivers & attendants & mechanics -- Monday Nov 18 10:30 - 12:00 noon at 633 Third Ave (Governor’s office), co sponsored with ATU local 1181. See attached and share https://www.facebook.com/pistnyc/photos/a.122497064495469/2558007067611111/


Please reply to pistnyc@Gmail.com if your parent organization has a statement for Monday in support of signing the EPP bill into law. We have been fighting for this (for 9 years!) as a first step towards our School Bus Bill of Rights. 

Reasonable routes should prioritize SAFETY FOR CHILDREN, JUSTICE FOR WORKERS.


  1. Action for Special Education Rights from New York to Puerto Rico -- Saturday Nov 30 

2:00 - 3:30 pm on 14th St. near Union Square Park, co sponsored with Comité Timón

Stop violations of the civil rights of students with disabilities under federal law and UN declarations.

Reverse the cuts imposed on schools in Puerto Rico by the unelected board of bankers.

Make school bus routes shorter, safer and more eco-friendly. EPP now!

Note: Our parent community includes Bronx-based Bomba y Plena musicians Herencia de mi Tambó who will play at the rally. See and share



  1. PIST has been attending parent conferences at UFT borough offices. The Manhattan one put our School bus advice flyer in the packets; the Bronx one gave us a table.

The next one where we’ll have a table is Sat Nov 16 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at P140K @ K258 (David Ruggles Campus) 141 Macon St., Brooklyn, NY 11216 (between Marcy and Tompkins avenues) Food and raffle gifts provided by United Federation of Teachers. 


  1. We’re already in the middle of Parent-Teacher Conference time. Bring flyers if you can.

Has your child's school informed the bus crew of half day schedule if any?

Most non D75 elementary schools- half day Fri 11/15

Most non-D75 high schools- half day Fri 11/22


Attached are Nov 18 flyer and the Advice flyer (more accurate than the one we sent around when school began). We have an offer of a proper Spanish translation of that so stay tuned.  

Please get this information around in your community. 

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