2008_09_schoolbus.jpgA 10-year-old special needs student gets taken over 100 blocks out of the way when his bus drives him home, which makes his afternoon commute home just about two hours. Evan Bongirne's mother said, "No kid should get on a bus at 7 a.m. and come home at 5 p.m." This year, Evan "was moved from a short bus with a half-dozen kids to a long bus with as many as 14 kids who attend four different schools." His school is at West 82nd Street, and the bus travels to 108th Street before heading to his East 11th Street neighborhood. The Department of Education tells the Post that while special-needs students' bus routes did decrease, it's actually because they have better routes. Flashback to January 2007, when the DOE changed bus routes and 7-year-olds were told to take three different city buses and siblings going to the same school had pickup locations a mile away.