Yellow bus transportation
The No Child Left Behind Act requires each school district to set aside an amount equal to 20% of its combined Title I allocations (basic, concentration, targeted assistance, and finance incentive grants) to pay for transportation costs associated with the public school choice requirements. Article 73 of the New York State Transportation Law states that all children may get yellow bus transportation if they live more than 2 miles from their elementary/middle school, or three miles for high school...within the District. if a child crosses District lines for school in a District other than the one he/she lives in, no yellow bus transportation is given. What happens now that the District offices are no longer active? Cant the Law be changed to Region instead of District?
Another problem arises that there are kids travelling across District lines all over the place. In fact, kids are transferring out of schools in need of improvement to schools outside the District and, under No Child Left Behind, will get transportation to get there!!! This means that kids in the same schools may or may not get a yellow bus because of where they USED to go to school, in compliance with the Federal Law, and in violation of Article 73 of the NY City Transportation Law!!!