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Old 05-26-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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Hi,

Can someone tell me how kids are expected to get to school in Montpelier if there is no school bus service? This is totally new to me and was wondering how others do this, especially if parent/parents leave for work before child goes to school?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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You either have to drive them, they walk or you ask permission to drop them off at a close bus stop.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Soon there will be no bus service
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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We always walked to school when I was growing up. Anything up to a mile was fair game. IIRC, the girls often walked in packs or three or more. (Of course it was uphill both ways, and since this was before global warming, it was usually below zero... )
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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I see an opening for someone to make a little pocket change picking up and commuting school kids.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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We always walked to school when I was growing up. Anything up to a mile was fair game. IIRC, the girls often walked in packs or three or more. (Of course it was uphill both ways, and since this was before global warming, it was usually below zero... )
It was also before child predators and aggressive drug dealers.

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I see an opening for someone to make a little pocket change picking up and commuting school kids.
I can just see it. Whoever did that would be watched like a hawk.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Manchester Center, VT
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I see an opening for someone to make a little pocket change picking up and commuting school kids.
The insurance required on this kind of work would leave VERY LITTLE "pocket change".
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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We have school bus service for the elementary school.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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It was also before child predators and aggressive drug dealers.
Newer drug dealers are more openly brazen than those in the past.

Those "Predators" have been around forever.
It's just that there were assumptions that they were runaways, or unsolved mysteries.
Now with modern forensics, enhanced communications and more detailed record keeping/sharing with law enforcement, there are more cases solved.

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I can just see it. Whoever did that would be watched like a hawk.
OOOOH, watched like a hawk?

SERIOUSLY?

YA THINK?

Be careful Grandma does not drive off with little Johnny, Suzy, Brittany and the other kids in rout to class!
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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The insurance required on this kind of work would leave VERY LITTLE "pocket change".
It all depends on how it's structured.

As a paid and licensed transportation business with an operating authority, yes, the insurance would be pricy but not impossible.

As a small community ride share, no.
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