Mother struggles with P.S. 51 move

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When P.S. 51 was forced to relocate because of chemicals, parents say they were promised transportation for their kids to get to school. But with classes under way one mom says the Department of Education left her and her kids stranded.

Tracey Cooper says that she has to walk her two kids to the train, then hop on an express bus and transfer to another bus just to get to school. The whole trip takes more than one hour.

While the Cooper family was told all children would be provided transportation to the new school location on Crotona Avenue, they don't qualify for a regular school bus because they live outside the school's district.

Cooper says she is worried about her kids? education, because waking up early and commuting wears them out for school.

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