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File #: Int 0451-2018    Version: Name: Creation and distribution of a school bus ridership guide.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: 2/9/2019 Law number: 2019/027
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation and distribution of a school bus ridership guide
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Carlina Rivera , Ben Kallos, Inez D. Barron, Stephen T. Levin, Deborah L. Rose, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Justin L. Brannan, Diana Ayala , Robert F. Holden, James G. Van Bramer, I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to distribute a school bus ridership guide in hard copy and electronically no later than 15 days before the start of each school year to all students and parents. Such ridership guide shall include a description of eligibility for school bus services, what the services entail, and the responsibilities of students and parents using DOE’s school bus services. The guide would also include information for parents and students living in temporary housing and students in foster care as it relates to eligibility and use of DOE’s school bus services, and answers to common questions from all parents and guardians relating to school bus services. Finally, the bill would require such materials to be posted on the department’s website in English and in the top six limited English proficiency languages spoken by the population of New York City as determined by the Department of City Planning.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 451-B, 2. Summary of Int. No. 451-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 451, 4. Int. No. 451, 5. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. Committee Report 10/16/18, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/16/18, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/16/18, 9. Proposed Int. No. 451-A - 12/26/18, 10. Proposed Int. No. 451-B - 12/31/18, 11. Committee Report 1/9/19, 12. Hearing Transcript 1/9/19, 13. January 9, 2019 - Charter Meeting with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Charter Meeting 1-9-19, 15. Minutes of the Charter Meeting - January 9, 2019, 16. Int. No. 451-B (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 27
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Int. No. 451-B

By Council Members Dromm, Rivera, Kallos, Barron, Levin, Rose, Ampry-Samuel, Brannan, Ayala, Holden, Van Bramer and Miller

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the creation and distribution of a school bus ridership guide

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 26 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the administrative code of the city of New York in relation to requiring the department of education to report on school bus transportation services, as proposed in introduction number 1173-B, is amended by adding a new section 21-997 to read as follows:

§ 21-997 School bus ridership guide. a. No later than 15 days before the start of each school year, the department shall provide to students and authorized parents and guardians, in hard copy and electronically, plain language information relating to:

1. The eligibility for school bus transportation services for general education students, the services to be expected by general education students who receive school bus transportation services and such students’ authorized parents and guardians, and the responsibilities of students who receive general education school bus transportation services and such students’ authorized parents and guardians;

2. The eligibility for school bus transportation services for special education students, the services to be expected by special education students who receive school bus transportation services and such students’ authorized parents and guardians, and the responsibilities of students who receive special education school bus transportation services and such students’ authorized parents and guardians;

3. The eligibility for school bus transportation services for students in temporary housing living in shelters, students in temporary housing living anywhere other than shelters, and students in foster care, the expectations of such students and such students’ authorized parents and guardians, and the responsibilities of such students and such students’ authorized parents and guardians; and

4. Responses to common questions of authorized parents and guardians relating to school bus transportation services.

b. Such materials shall be made available on the department’s website in English and in each of the designated citywide languages as defined in section 23-1101. 

§ 2. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to requiring the department of education to report on school bus transportation services, as proposed in introduction number 1173-B for the year 2018, takes effect.

 

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