Mom claims late bus affects her son's grades
A Bronx mother claims the habitual tardiness of her son's school bus is causing him to fail at his Queens school.
Melissa Williams says her son's bus is supposed to pick him up on Burke Avenue every day at 6:30 a.m. to bring him to his school in Far Rockaway, which he attends for his special needs. On Friday, it arrived about 40 minutes late.
She says the boy is doing well in his classes except algebra, to which Williams says her son is late every morning. Sometimes, she says the boy's transportation doesn't show up at all.
Williams has made numerous complaints to 311 and the Department of Education's Office of Pupil Transportation. News 12 has learned that the Logan Bus Company has been issued numerous citations by the city because of the reported lateness.
The driver, who didn't want to be identified, says he arrives on time at the Stillwell Avenue bus depot, but his vehicle is often not ready to be taken out.
A spokesperson for Logan Bus says the company is looking into the matter and is taking steps to ensure buses on the route will arrive on time.