On October 5, 2015, Community Education Council 31 introduced Resolution #89 requesting GPS Tracking, Onboard Cameras and Swipe Card Technology be installed on all NYC school buses. In September 2017 NYC DOE rolled out GPS on the Special Education routes. We continued to push for DOE to install GPS on General Education buses as well. We are glad to see the City Council agreed and will be voting today (10/17/18) to require NYC DOE install GPS Tracking on all NYC school buses.
"Our role is to advocate for our parents and children, and hopefully bring about change, and in this case, to see that our children arrive safely to and from school," said CEC President Michael Reilly.
City may try out cameras, GPS tracking on school buses
(October 7, 2015)
Parents, officials, call for GPS devices on every city school bus
(September 22, 2015) Staten Island Advance
GPS system launched for special-ed school buses in New York City (September 2017)
"In 2015, Staten Island’s Community Education Council 31 presented a resolution to the Department of Education to mandate GPS devices on all contracted school buses. Supporters of the resolution have waited two years for OPT to act."
CEC 31 Resolution 89