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Yellow Bus Service Up in the Air As School Year’s Start Approaches

08.28.2020 | THE CITY | “There’s now a race against the clock — the DOE needs to negotiate contracts and then, in addition, needs to determine the routing with more complicated schedules and the health and safety protocols,” said Randi Levine, a policy director at Advocates for Children. 

Of the 10 largest school systems in America, New York City’s is the only one planning to reopen its buildings at the start of the academic year, though educators have grown increasingly worried that the system is not prepared to reopen. The lack of bus contracts, which were canceled to save money shortly after school buildings shut down, could be one more obstacle to reopening on time, some advocates fear. Read article