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Old 02-18-2019, 06:03 PM
 
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COUNT OFF...... Who Among You Has a Law Degree? Yea thats whats I thought....
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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1. Have you seen what they pay school bus drivers? Yeah, they aren't getting involved for that price. Want better? Pay more. Raise taxes.

2. Two way communications on school buses? Not anywhere I've ever been. Cell phones issued to drivers? Haha.

3. Inner city schools, for the most part, in this country are a mess. And they aren't going to get anything but worse.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:12 AM
 
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Sounds like the 9 year-old have it coming!
Surprised to see support for adults punching children.


This child has issues that need to be addressed... But not by an adult punching him.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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1. Have you seen what they pay school bus drivers? Yeah, they aren't getting involved for that price. Want better? Pay more. Raise taxes.

2. Two way communications on school buses? Not anywhere I've ever been. Cell phones issued to drivers? Haha.

3. Inner city schools, for the most part, in this country are a mess. And they aren't going to get anything but worse.
School bosses around here have two way communication... All of them.

Median pay for bus driver is $30k.... Not rich by any means... But they all have cell phones.

The bus driver doesn't need to get involved... But shouldn't have allowed anyone unauthorized on the bus.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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COUNT OFF...... Who Among You Has a Law Degree? Yea thats whats I thought....
Not sure what you're getting at....
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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School bosses around here have two way communication... All of them.

Median pay for bus driver is $30k.... Not rich by any means... But they all have cell phones.
1. You don't tell us where "here" is.

2. Source for the "bus driver" pay versus "school bus driver" pay. School bus drivers only work ~4 hours a day, 8 months a year. 8 months x 4 weeks x 5 days a week x 4 hours = 640. $30K/640 = $46.87 per hour. Not buying that for a second.

Reality, average school bus driver makes ~$14 per hour. Using the same math from above, that's $8,960 per year.

I know where I live, near Austin in a fairly affluent district, they are constantly looking for school bus drivers. And this is far from the mean streets of New Orleans.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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The bus drivers in places where I have lived have always had a device or radio that they can use to communicate with the bus barn or whatever they use to communicate with their central bus location. It was like that when I was growing up and in all of the places where my children have ridden the bus.

A bus driver will give you permission to step on the bus steps. I have done it a few times. I've always been fairly pleasant and as far as I can tell I am not a threatening person. I'm the visible parent since my husband works. He was off work and decided to greet the kids at the bus one day. The bus driver didn't recognize him. She made my kids identify him before she would let anyone off the bus at that stop. There are good bus drivers out there. Pay isn't high. I looked and starting pay is almost $17 per hour here. School is in shifts so I would guess they work around six hours per day. Still not a lot of money, but maybe they get insurance or some other perks to make it worth it.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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1. You don't tell us where "here" is.

2. Source for the "bus driver" pay versus "school bus driver" pay. School bus drivers only work ~4 hours a day, 8 months a year. 8 months x 4 weeks x 5 days a week x 4 hours = 640. $30K/640 = $46.87 per hour. Not buying that for a second.

Reality, average school bus driver makes ~$14 per hour. Using the same math from above, that's $8,960 per year.

I know where I live, near Austin in a fairly affluent district, they are constantly looking for school bus drivers. And this is far from the mean streets of New Orleans.
The name says Texas...
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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The name says Texas...
There is a lot of Texas. 28 million people and growing. There's a big difference between Harris County and Westlake in Austin.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Obviously, you can't hit do what the mom did, period. But I wonder what the bus driver was supposed to do about it? A strange situation, for sure.
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