NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City parents were scrambling Friday to make back-up plans for their children, in case bus drivers walk off the job. Monday’s possible strike could impact more than 150,000 students.
The A-B-Cs of a possible school bus strike is all about “Dough”-Re-Mi. The city says it’s amazing that it has to spend an average of $6,900 a year per pupil to get students to school. It costs less than half that, $3,124, in Los Angeles, the second largest school district.
“When you take a look at the overall amount that we spent in New York City it is over $1.1 billion, talking about a billion dollars, and we have a responsibility to the taxpayers of New York City to make sure we have fair, competitive bids,” Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.