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Old 01-30-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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I've been speaking with the Operations board about creating a New bus policy in Gaston County that would provide saftey to our Kindergarteners. Currently if no one is at the bus stop after school for the student the bus driver can just drop the student off and drive away. The board sees no reason for such a policy because they have perfect bus drivers who always watch the little ones. To bad one of these perfect bus drivers drop off my 5yr old and drove away. The board members who were at the meeting couldn't recall any Bus incidents and felt my situation was unique. I feel that we see quite a few bus incidents in the news (schools don't record/track bus incidents) Again there is no policy that prevents drop and drive service.

If you have had any bus incidents please call Jim Parks executive director of the Operations Board. If you have conserns that a Kindergartener can be dropped off and left alone please call Jim Parks.
A Chaperon committee has been created to disscuss this issue, hopeful they will meet again I'll post the date, time and location if anyone wishes to show up. I'm on committee.

Gaston County Operations
Jim Parks - Executive Director
jparks@gaston.k12.nc.us
Phone: 704-861-2672
Fax: 704-866-6175
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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And what would you like them to do with your child when you fail to meet the bus?
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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And what would you like them to do with your child when you fail to meet the bus?
I was wondering that myself...
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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And what would you like them to do with your child when you fail to meet the bus?
I was wondering the same thing. Why is it their problem if someone isn't there to meet the child? What if they had to stop and wait for every single child on the bus? If you are that worried about it, pick your kid up yourself instead of worrying about the school bus.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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Why would there need to be a policy for this? If there is a policy, I believe it should be that parents should be reported to Social Services if they do not make arrangements to either meet their children themselves or have someone else meet their children.

What has happened to personal responsibility in this country???? Dang.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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I'm puzzled what the OP wants the bus driver to do, unless this is a special needs child.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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I'm puzzled what the OP wants the bus driver to do, unless this is a special needs child.
In an ideal world, perhaps all children have parents who greet them at the school door steps or at the bus stop. But if they don't, that is up to the parent to figure out how to make sure their child is safe - even a special needs child. If the community feels parents are not being responsible or putting their children in harm's way by not greeting a child at the bus stop . . . then social services should intervene.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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In an ideal world, perhaps all children have parents who greet them at the school door steps or at the bus stop. But if they don't, that is up to the parent to figure out how to make sure their child is safe - even a special needs child. If the community feels parents are not being responsible or putting their children in harm's way by not greeting a child at the bus stop . . . then social services should intervene.
Works for me.

I see school busses dropping kids off & leaving, here, just like every other state where I have seen school busses operating. I'm puzzled if the OP thinks that bus drivers are also babysitters. I don't know what he or she thinks that bus drivers' duties are, besides transporting children.

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Old 01-30-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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Works for me.

I see school busses dropping kids off & leaving, here, just like every other state where I have seen school busses operating. I'm puzzle if the OP thinks that bus drivers are also babysitters. I don't know what he or she thinks that bus drivers' duties are, besides transporting children.
You and me, both, SB.

If a child is not mature enuff at five to be safely let off a school bus, the parent should have made other arrangements to get the child home by a different method - or have after school daycare.
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