Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city has opened 76 new schools this year and delivered 1.5 million new textbooks.
Amar Diarrassouba’s mother and father filed the lawsuit on Monday against McLane Food Service Distribution and driver Robert Carroll Jr.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said he wants tougher traffic-calming measures and improved enforcement of existing laws on streets where children walk to school.
Amar Diarrassouba, 6, was walking to school with his 9-year-old brother when he was struck. They were in the First Avenue crosswalk when he was hit by the truck as it turned from East 117th Street, police said.
Amar Diarrassouba was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday while walking to P.S. 155 with his older brother, police said.