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Meeting Name: Committee on Education Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/16/2018 1:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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T2018-2980 *   Oversight - DOE’s Office of Pupil TransportationOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2018-2980 *   Oversight - DOE’s Office of Pupil TransportationOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0089-2018 *Andy L. King Proposed Int. No. 89-ARequiring the DOE to report the duration of school bus routes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on the number of school bus routes scheduled to take less than an hour, between one and two hours, and over two hours, and the average length of time scheduled for school bus routes in each community school district. The bill would also require DOE to share actual school bus transportation times, as recorded by GPS trackers, with the Council twice a year.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0089-2018 *Andy L. King  Requiring the DOE to report the duration of school bus routes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on the number of school bus routes scheduled to take less than an hour, between one and two hours, and over two hours, and the average length of time scheduled for school bus routes in each community school district. The bill would also require DOE to share actual school bus transportation times, as recorded by GPS trackers, with the Council twice a year.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0089-2018 *Andy L. King  Requiring the DOE to report the duration of school bus routes.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on the number of school bus routes scheduled to take less than an hour, between one and two hours, and over two hours, and the average length of time scheduled for school bus routes in each community school district. The bill would also require DOE to share actual school bus transportation times, as recorded by GPS trackers, with the Council twice a year.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0451-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Creation and distribution of a school bus ridership guide.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0451-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Creation and distribution of a school bus ridership guide.IntroductionThis 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.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0926-2018 *Corey D. Johnson  Requiring the DOE to report on procedures following receipt of a notice of misconduct about an employee of a school bus vendor.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to share with parents and post on its website how parents can file a complaint about a school bus employee, the process by which the department investigates such a complaint, and the possible results of such an investigation. The bill also requires DOE to share the protocols for school bus services in inclement weather emergencies.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0926-2018 *Corey D. Johnson  Requiring the DOE to report on procedures following receipt of a notice of misconduct about an employee of a school bus vendor.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to share with parents and post on its website how parents can file a complaint about a school bus employee, the process by which the department investigates such a complaint, and the possible results of such an investigation. The bill also requires DOE to share the protocols for school bus services in inclement weather emergencies.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0929-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Reporting by the DOE of complaints and investigations relating to school bus transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on all of the calls received from parents and guardians about school bus services, the complaints received from parents and guardians about school bus services, the investigations DOE opened into school bus employees, the number of those investigations that were substantiated, and a description of outcomes taken by DOE in the event of a substantiated investigation.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0929-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Reporting by the DOE of complaints and investigations relating to school bus transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on all of the calls received from parents and guardians about school bus services, the complaints received from parents and guardians about school bus services, the investigations DOE opened into school bus employees, the number of those investigations that were substantiated, and a description of outcomes taken by DOE in the event of a substantiated investigation.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1099-2018 *Ben Kallos  Requiring the placement of communication devices and tracking devices on school buses.IntroductionThis bill would require each school bus used to transport students to and from schools pursuant to a contract with the Department of Education (DOE) to be equipped with a two-way radio or other communication device allowing communication with the operator of the school bus. This bill would also require each bus used to transport students to and from schools pursuant to a contract with the DOE to be equipped a GPS a tracking device, and requires authorized parents and guardians to have access to the real time location of their child’s school bus whenever it is in use.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1099-2018 *Ben Kallos  Requiring the placement of communication devices and tracking devices on school buses.IntroductionThis bill would require each school bus used to transport students to and from schools pursuant to a contract with the Department of Education (DOE) to be equipped with a two-way radio or other communication device allowing communication with the operator of the school bus. This bill would also require each bus used to transport students to and from schools pursuant to a contract with the DOE to be equipped a GPS a tracking device, and requires authorized parents and guardians to have access to the real time location of their child’s school bus whenever it is in use.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1148-2018 *Ben Kallos PreconsideredRequiring the DOE to report policies and goals relating to the provision of school bus transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on how school bus routes are determined, goals for time limits for bus routes, and any other goals relating to school bus services. This bill would also require DOE to report twice a year a list of school bus vendors who completed a dry run of their route as required by their contract, and those bus vendors who are not in compliance with their contractual obligations to complete dry runs. The bill would also require DOE to share with parents and guardians before the start of the school year their child’s bus route, scheduled arrival and departure times, the vendor assigned to such route, how a parent can appeal or make a request about the route, and information that relates to pre-k students receiving school bus services. The bill would also require DOE to let parents know daily if their child’s bus is late arriving or departing school.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1148-2018 *Ben Kallos  Requiring the DOE to report policies and goals relating to the provision of school bus transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on how school bus routes are determined, goals for time limits for bus routes, and any other goals relating to school bus services. This bill would also require DOE to report twice a year a list of school bus vendors who completed a dry run of their route as required by their contract, and those bus vendors who are not in compliance with their contractual obligations to complete dry runs. The bill would also require DOE to share with parents and guardians before the start of the school year their child’s bus route, scheduled arrival and departure times, the vendor assigned to such route, how a parent can appeal or make a request about the route, and information that relates to pre-k students receiving school bus services. The bill would also require DOE to let parents know daily if their child’s bus is late arriving or departing school.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1173-2018 *Mark Treyger PreconsideredRequiring the DOE to report on school bus transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on the department’s school bus services, including the vendors providing school bus transportation to students, the number of vehicles and employees used by such vendors, the number of bus routes and transportation sites in use, the number of students using school bus transportation including the type of students, the number of students in foster care who applied for transportation service, the school bus transportation services provided to prekindergarten students, and the categories of students who are eligible for DOE transportation services. This bill would also require DOE to twice a year share reports on school bus delays with the Council and post on the department’s website the number of school bus delays and no-shows disaggregated by vendor.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1173-2018 *Mark Treyger  Requiring the DOE to report on school bus transportation services.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report twice a year on the department’s school bus services, including the vendors providing school bus transportation to students, the number of vehicles and employees used by such vendors, the number of bus routes and transportation sites in use, the number of students using school bus transportation including the type of students, the number of students in foster care who applied for transportation service, the school bus transportation services provided to prekindergarten students, and the categories of students who are eligible for DOE transportation services. This bill would also require DOE to twice a year share reports on school bus delays with the Council and post on the department’s website the number of school bus delays and no-shows disaggregated by vendor.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 0540-2018 *Diana Ayala   NYS Education Dept to require, implement and enforce more extensive training and tracking of the training of school bus drivers and attendants who transport students with disabilities.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0540-2018 *Diana Ayala   NYS Education Dept to require, implement and enforce more extensive training and tracking of the training of school bus drivers and attendants who transport students with disabilities.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available