Restore transportation for Paterson PCTI students
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In the past month, the uncertainty created by the announcement of the removal of courtesy transportation for 491 students attending the Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) and 199 other students attending schools within the district has led us create a petition asking the new Superintendent Eileen Shaffer and Deputy Superintendent Susana Peron to revert this decision. This can’t be a financial decision, it’s a life changing decision.
Recently, the approval of the NJ state budget will grant an additional $4.3 million to the Paterson School District. Additionally, the superintendent of the Passaic County Technical Institute agreed to cover half of the transportation costs incurred by students who go to PCTI from our city.
It's time to bring relief and tranquility to parents living with the uncertainty of putting their children at risk while attending the Paterson and PCTI schools.
We are confident that if we can show enough community support, the new Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent will make the right decision of restoring transportation and safety for our students. Both of them have their heart in the right place and have bee serving this community for 25 and 31 years. They know our needs and the needs of our children. Sign the petition and share with your friends.
Pedro Rodriguez, MBA
Former Paterson Board of Education Commissioner
PS: My children don't attend PCTI, nor use School district Transportation, but I feel for the families that are suffering as a result of this decision. If you want to join us in this journey, you can call me at 917-731-2950.
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