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