OT: thanks everybody for your perspectives on the school bus issue!

OT: thanks everybody for your perspectives on the school bus issue!

Post by cind » Mon, 28 May 2007 00:28:00


Hi.  I just wanted to thank everybody who wrote and emailed about my
son being left on the school bus.  I appreciate hearing everybody's
perspectives and I appreciate you taking the time to write about it.
I'm going to ask for a copy of their safety protocol and I'll get back
to Betsey on that.  They already told me it's policy that the driver
not leave the bus without checking for kids, but they also told me the
driver *did* leave the bus, just to empty her trash, they said, across
the parking lot - but that is leaving the bus without checking for a
kid, which they said they don't do.  Grrr.

Anyway, thanks everybody!
cindi

 
 
 

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Post by Mauree » Mon, 28 May 2007 01:34:49


Quote:
> Hi.  I just wanted to thank everybody who wrote and emailed about my
> son being left on the school bus.  I appreciate hearing everybody's
> perspectives and I appreciate you taking the time to write about it.
> I'm going to ask for a copy of their safety protocol and I'll get back
> to Betsey on that.  They already told me it's policy that the driver
> not leave the bus without checking for kids, but they also told me the
> driver *did* leave the bus, just to empty her trash, they said, across
> the parking lot - but that is leaving the bus without checking for a
> kid, which they said they don't do.  Grrr.

> Anyway, thanks everybody!
> cindi

Keep on top of this Cindi....a "little" mistake could cost a family a
great deal of pain and sorrow. I'm just happy it was not your family.
When you hear stories about 4 town employees in New Hampshire being
fired for gossiping, I think this driver should be cited for neglect
of duty at the very least. All the best.
   Maureen

 
 
 

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Post by betse » Mon, 28 May 2007 12:11:01


Quote:

> > Hi. ?I just wanted to thank everybody who wrote and emailed about my
> > son being left on the school bus. ?I appreciate hearing everybody's
> > perspectives and I appreciate you taking the time to write about it.
> > I'm going to ask for a copy of their safety protocol and I'll get back
> > to Betsey on that. ?They already told me it's policy that the driver
> > not leave the bus without checking for kids, but they also told me the
> > driver *did* leave the bus, just to empty her trash, they said, across
> > the parking lot - but that is leaving the bus without checking for a
> > kid, which they said they don't do. ?Grrr.

> > Anyway, thanks everybody!
> > cindi

> Keep on top of this Cindi....a "little" mistake could cost a family a
> great deal of pain and sorrow. I'm just happy it was not your family.
> When you hear stories about 4 town employees in New Hampshire being
> fired for gossiping, I think this driver should be cited for neglect
> of duty at the very least. All the best.
> ? ?Maureen

Cindi--

Anything I can do to help, I will.  while your little one was not
injured (but scared!), the next child may not be so lucky as to be
scared only....

betsey

 
 
 

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Post by Deb Sielof » Thu, 31 May 2007 00:44:59


Quote:
> Hi.  I just wanted to thank everybody who wrote and emailed about my
> son being left on the school bus.  I appreciate hearing everybody's
> perspectives and I appreciate you taking the time to write about it.
> I'm going to ask for a copy of their safety protocol and I'll get back
> to Betsey on that.  They already told me it's policy that the driver
> not leave the bus without checking for kids, but they also told me the
> driver *did* leave the bus, just to empty her trash, they said, across
> the parking lot - but that is leaving the bus without checking for a
> kid, which they said they don't do.  Grrr.

> Anyway, thanks everybody!
> cindi

It was weird even reading you post about your son being left on the
bus.

The bus drivers I know never leave the bus if kids are on and are
quite dilligent about checking.

Several years ago someone was in front of our house tooting the horn
and just kept it up.
As I head up from the pasture wondering who in the world it is I see
the school bus sitting in front
of my house - this is odd because we do not have kids.

An elderly neighbor lady fron down the road had fallen in the middle
of the road and could not get up.
She was fine - just needed a hand back to her feet.

The bus driver is appoligising for tooting and she said they are not
allowed off the bus when there are kids on it.

She took the rule very seriously.

Good luck with the bus situation and your son.

I just cannot imagian having to trust someone with your child.
It would be a very hard thing for me to do.

Deb Sieloff
SE Michigan

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Case » Thu, 31 May 2007 01:06:54

Quote:

> The bus drivers I know never leave the bus if kids are on and are
> quite dilligent about checking.

I know a guy who has been a school bus driver in the same district for over
20 years.  I am sure not only that he would never leave a kid on a bus, but
he would put his life on the line to save them if necessary.

(He also seems to know every single person who was in school or had a kid
in school during his career -- 50,000 people.  Is that possible?)

I think the trouble in some places is that school busing has been
outsourced to fly-by-night companies who hire drivers at minimum wage and
have high turnover.

- Jim