Problems with busing are one of the most frustrating things that a parent of a special education student may deal with. It’s critical that we use our collective voices whenever opportunities arise to raise issues, demand accountability, and make constructive suggestions for how to make change for the better.
The Citywide Education Council for District 75 (CECD75) is an advisory committee of the Department of Education that is made up of parents of District 75 students. This fall, CECD75’s Committee on Busing is holding a series of public meetings in all five boroughs to seek public comment about past and present problems with student busing with contract carriers. This hearing is open to the parents or guardians of any NYC student who utilizes student busing services, even if they attend a private school or a general education program.
CECD75 says that the purpose of these hearings is to compile the data and narratives received and make recommendations for changes in policy, rules, and regulations to the NYC Department of Education, the Office of Pupil Transportation, and New York State.
The next public meeting is tomorrow in Brooklyn.
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: P368@H429K: School for Global Studies, 284 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Written comments will also be accepted. Please address them to: Citywide Education Council for District 75, 45-18 Court Square, Suite 229, Long Island City, NY 11101. You can also email CECD75 at D75council.schols.nyc.gov and follow them on Facebook for updates on future public meetings.