General News

School Bus Updates

To All Local 553 Members,

We hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this pandemic time we are currently living in.

As you are all aware of by now, school is scheduled to start next Monday September 21, 2020.  Local 553 have been in close contact with the city during this process regarding your safety and well being.

In light of the current pandemic and for the basis of social distancing, the 2020 bus pick was suspended and all drivers and attendants will receive the run they finished with on March 13, 2020 when school closed.  Please keep in mind like every school year your run is subject to change and it will be the bus crew’s responsibility to check in daily with their respective bases for updated run sheets.  Also, all drivers and attendants are responsible for sanitizing their bus while in their care on a daily basis.  All PPE materials like masks, sanitizer and gloves will be provided to you by the company at each base.

Please be safe and if you have any questions please call me directly at 212-929-6828 ext 250.


Stephen Malone