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Transportation for Students in Foster Care

09.27.2019 | AFC joined 25 child welfare and education organizations in sending a letter to Mayor de Blasio calling on the City to abide by federal and state law and honor its commitment to guarantee bus service or a comparable mode of transportation to kindergarten through sixth-grade students in foster care.  When students are placed in foster care, school can be an important source of stability.  However, students often have to change schools upon their initial placement in foster care in New York City because they have no way to get to their original schools.  Although the adopted city budget states that the Administration agreed to ensure bus service for students in foster care, the Department of Education is continuing to deny requests for bus service.

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