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Some NYC children are still without the paraprofessionals they need to get to school

11.24.2021 | NY1 | Kim Madden, director of family support at Advocates for Children, which is advocating for Babilonia, says it's not just one family. Between the vaccine mandate and split morning and afternoon hours, bus paras can be hard to hire and retain. 

"It's not a unique situation, and I think it's something that was very predictable and that frankly they didn't plan well for,” Madden says. 

For parents and advocates like Babilonia and Madden, the city’s insistence that it has enough staff simply doesn’t add up with their own daily experiences of not getting the services their children are mandated to receive. Read article