~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

Dear Superindentent,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I am writing this letter to voice my opinion on the public school bus transportation. When we arrived at "said high school" for orientation I asked what time the bus would pick up and drop of my child. I was told he would be picked up at 6:10am and be dropped off at 4:15pm.

I must admit I was a little taken back with the pick up and drop off times compared to the school hours of 7:40am-2:40pm but I decided not to make a stink and see if things would change after a few days......NO DICE!

So here is my stink!

If that bus pulls up out side my house again at 5:59am and honks that God forsakin horn I am gonna throw a hissy fit like you have never seen!!!!

And in case you are wondering...the 5:59am is not a type-o. Yes, my son gets on the bus 1 hour and 40 mins BEFORE school starts! I find this a tad CRAZY considering that I am 8 miles from the school. So my question is....is this the only bus the school has and it has to run the entire South side of the county????? I THINK NOT!

No lets address the return time shall we? LETS!

The shool bell rings at 2:40 to end the day. My son then boards the bus to find a seat to share with 2 other high school boys. They are pack 3 to a seat on the high school bus.

Yep, my son is crammed in a tiny seat with 2 other boys with a total of 3 book bags to spend an 1 hour and 35 mins stuck so close to together he can hear their hair grow!

Now I ask you, is this county so broke that they can not afford to run another bus to cut back on the time these kids have to spend on the bus and the over crowding? Because if thats the case, then I recommend yanking those 3 nice TV's my son told me where hanging in the lunch room so the kids could watch ESPN sports center and soaps while they eat, be sold to the highest bidder to raise money for gas to run another bus route!

Mom of a Non-early riser


Tamela said...

That is insane. I would be upset too!!!! Next PTA meeting subject!

Anonymous said...

3 to a seat? What if they are... well.. not thin. That is a Rad ridiculous. I think the parents should rally on this one.

Mary said...

That is crazy! I can't believe that. And you're only 8 miles from the school?? Yeah I think something needs to be done. That isn't fair to the kids or the parents. Can someone in the neighborhood start a car pool so they don't have to take the bus?

Tara said...

Sounds like it's a day of rants! You have a point and I would be pissed too! That makes for a LONG day.

Resh Rene` said...

Ohh Hunny I feel your pain. This year is the first year that they run buses that my kids could catch. That being said they are not we live 3 minutes from the school...literally 3 blocks, but their bus ride is an hour and 45 minutes??? Seriously. So they have teachers correcting all day (I'm not knocking it) but then you wanna add 3+ hours to their day dealing with the same shenanigans...don't think so!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of school budgets! First? Teachers. Next? Transportation! Around here? ANY age that lives under a mile from the school cannot ride the bus. I say? Go straight to the government on this one!

Kristi said...

That just made me really mad reading that!! I can not believe they take that long to get them to and from school! That is rediculous! I would def say something to them!!

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