With more families this year going back to school via the bus to have the benefit of in person instruction, there has been a noticeable uptick in the number of families who are reporting busing-related issues.
If you are encountering transportation issues, you must let your attorney know in “real-time.” If you are calling OPT and your bus company to document your issue, please be sure to write down the name(s) of the person(s) with whom you speak and any complaint number(s) associated with your call. We need this information.
Transportation is often part of a child's entitlement to a FAPE. This is especially true in the case where public transportation is needed to provide the student with access to an educational program. This process should not be as challenging as it is.
We will continue to work with each client family on these issues and do everything we can to ensure that appropriate transportation is being provided to your child.