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NYSSBA report finds bus driver shortages plague New York State schools

FOR RELEASE: February 7, 2019

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 783-3716 or (518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

More than eight in 10 school transportation directors in New York consider driver shortage either their "number one" problem/concern (60 percent) or a "major" problem/concern (23 percent), according to a report by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) and National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

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Child Victims Act has right values

On Board Online • February 4, 2019

Timothy G. Kremer
NYSSBA Executive Director

On Jan. 28, the state Legislature overwhelmingly passed the Child Victims Act, which Gov. Cuomo is expected to sign soon. New York would become the 10th state to greatly extend the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse cases.

Groups including the American Insurance Association and the Boy Scouts of America opposed the bill. New York's Catholic Conference initially opposed the bill, then withdrew its opposition.

NYSSBA's official position on the bill was "no objection." In this case, we took the rare step of writing a memo to legislators on a bill that we neither supported nor opposed. We stated that for an alleged victim to sue a school district many years after an alleged incident, the allegations ought to include a claim that school district officials knew about the alleged abuse but failed to take action.

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