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Sunday, September 15, 2013 8:42:00 AM

Parents file complaints with Attorney Norman Siegel

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Over the summer, PIST members and other parents sent letters about last year's bus route issues to noted Civil Rights attorney Norman Siegel. 

The issues were cited in a letter from Norman Siegel to Chancellor Walcott and Mayor Bloomberg, reported on here:

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/special-ed-parents-doe-fix-bus-fiasco-article-1.1448322

 

A workshop to train parents and advocates on documenting bus route complaints was held on 9/8/13 at CID-NY, another is being set up for the weekend of the 21-22 (site TBA), and another by the Parent Coordinator at the upper west side JCC. 

 

In between, there will be an encounter between the lawyer and some of the parents he represents, to lay out the most common concerns (chosen by a larger parent committee which includes leaders from PIST, Common Sense Busing, and several advocacy and self-advocacy organizations for students with disabilities), and to propose solutions to the Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor. 

 

To receive detailed updates (and suggested complaint formats, links to Impartial Hearing applications, phone numbers where you can get help with all that, OPT complaint chain of command, etc.) please send your email address to pistnyc@gmail.com, call the PIST hotline at 347-504-3310, or like PIST NYC on Facebook. 

 

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