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Old 04-07-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: DMV
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Gazette.Net: Prince George’s middle schools to add 40 minutes of class time, share buses with high schools

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Bus schedules will be adjusted slightly to drop students off earlier and pick them up later, allowing for middle and high school students, who are in class for six hours and 40 minutes each day, to ride the same bus in many cases since the slight difference in school times would allow for stops at the two different schools. The plan would save the school system an estimated $5 million, spokesman Briant Coleman wrote in an email to The Gazette.
An awful, awful idea with the bus situation. You think they had problems with bullying before...
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Nothing to do with bullying. The buses at my school are almost all at or above capacity and have standers. Adding Middle School kids to the mix will be almost impossible. You ought to see 80 kids pile off a bus built to hold 54 to 66 (that's with 3 kids to a seat, which doesn't happen at the high school level, 2 kids fill up the seat).
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This isn't a good idea.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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Nothing to do with bullying. The buses at my school are almost all at or above capacity and have standers. Adding Middle School kids to the mix will be almost impossible. You ought to see 80 kids pile off a bus built to hold 54 to 66 (that's with 3 kids to a seat, which doesn't happen at the high school level, 2 kids fill up the seat).
Isn't that illegal...............that sounds like a lawsuit in the making.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Isn't that illegal...............that sounds like a lawsuit in the making.
Yes.
Probably not.

I've taught in Prince George's for nearly 30 years and one thing I've discovered is that parents there (keep in mind that covers the time from an 80% White to 80% Black system) are apathetic as long as their kids get to school and stay there during the day. We have parents drop kids off on days there's no school, they say they can't trust them home alone. These are highs school kids at one of the "good" schools.
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