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Re: [nyceducationnews] Re: Summer School

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  • Monica L. Ayuso
    What about Graphic Arts & Communications refusal to give metrocards to students until they have submitted the lunch form. The school wants the Title one money
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 1, 2008
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      What about Graphic Arts & Communications refusal to give metrocards to students until they have submitted the lunch form.

      The school wants the Title one money and don't care about the "pain of sanctions"
      or expense to parents.

      Monica

      --- Original Message ---
      From:MSN - Falik <falik@...>
      Sent:Mon 6/30/08 9:18 pm
      To:mberlin5@...
      Cc:JColwill@...;nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
      Subj:[nyceducationnews] Re: Summer School

      Thank you for your e-mail, but I am afraid that it fails to respond to the
      issue.

      The Education Law REQUIRES that the Board of Education provide free
      transportation every school day to certain students. If the BoE can not
      reach an accommodation with the Transit Authority, then it can buy the
      MetroCards at retail, but it MUST supply the transportation.

      As I said before, please arrange to comply with the law.

      Eugene Falik

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      From: "Berlin Matthew" <mberlin5@...>
      Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 5:00 PM
      To: "Eugene Falik" <falik@...>
      Subject: RE: Summer School

      > As I explained, the MTA and practicality require us to distribute Metro
      > Cards on each student's first day of school rather than either providing
      > the cards on students last day of the previous term, at enrollment or
      > via mail. Thank you for taking the time to point out the inconsistency
      > between this and the objective of free transportation.
      >
      > -- Matt
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Eugene Falik [mailto:falik@...]
      > Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 2:21 PM
      > To: Berlin Matthew
      > Cc: Klein Joel I.
      > Subject: RE: Summer School
      >
      > I'm sorry that it has taken me this long to follow up on your response.
      >
      > The issue is a matter of the NYS Education Law, which the BoE is bound
      > to
      > comply with on pain of sanctions.
      >
      > I would propose that there are two (at least) different questions.
      >
      > First, what about a student who was enrolled in a NYC school last term,
      > and
      > is continuing in a NYC school. One would think that this question is
      > easily
      > addressed. Either the old MetroCard could expire after one use on the
      > first
      > day of the new term, or the student could be provided with a single use
      > card
      > with the report card.
      >
      > For students who have not previously been enrolled in a NYC school, the
      > student could be provided with a single use card at enrollment, or a
      > card
      > could be mailed to such students.
      >
      > This does not appear to be a NYC TA issue. It is clearly a matter of
      > the
      > Board of Education deciding to comply with the law.
      >
      > Please advise me how the BoE will provide free transportation where
      > required, or alternatively, provide me with copies of letters of
      > resignation
      > from the appropriate people, including the chancellor.
      >
      > .
      > .
      > ------------------------------
      > Eugene Falik

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      >>From: "Berlin Matthew" <mberlin5@...>
      >>To: <falik@...>
      >>CC: "Colwill Jane" <JColwill@...>
      >>Subject: RE: Summer School
      >>Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:02:02 -0400
      >>
      >>Mr. Falik:
      >>
      >>Jane forwarded your question about the inherent problem in providing
      >>free transportation to students in the form of a Metro Card only after
      >>the students have, without assistance from DOE, traveled to school for
      >>the first day of classes.
      >>
      >>Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable inconsistency in the system. The
      >>MTA, which provides the cards to the City Department of Education,
      >>requires that the schools that distribute student Metro Cards do the
      >>distribution after school has begun. The MTA does this to control the
      >>distribution of these valuable cards; they believe that having the
      >>school where the student is enrolled do the distribution provides
      >>accountability and that were the cards distributed to students before
      >>school ended some students not enrolled in summer school would receive
      >>the benefit.
      >>
      >>I agree that this arrangement is inconsistent and we are trying to
      >>develop some solutions that will comply with MTA regulations.
      >>
      >>-- Matt
      >>
      >>Matt Berlin
      >>Executive Director, Office of Pupil Transportation
      >>
      >>
      >>----- Original Message -----
      >>From: Eugene Falik <falik@...>
      >>To: Colwill Jane
      >>Sent: Thu Jun 05 15:54:38 2008
      >>Subject: Summer School
      >>
      >>How do students get to summer school on the first day if MetroCards are
      >>sent
      >>to the summer school? Shouldn't students receive the cards before the
      >>end
      >>of the current term? Or will the old cards continue to be valid for
      > the
      >>
      >>first morning of school? Please make appropriate arrangements to
      > comply
      >>
      >>with the free transportation provisions of the NYS Education Law.
      >>.
      >>.
      >>------------------------------
      >>Eugene Falik

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