Comments: Batting .33

Youngest bus was 30 minutes late getting back home on Tuesday... so not fun...

Posted by vwbug at August 22, 2013 06:48 AM

We had a couple daughters who got into the chronic habit of missing the bus home after school because they were socializing so much they weren't paying attention to bus calls. Eventually we started attaching unpleasant consequences (for them) if they missed the bus for any reason that wasn't completely beyond their control. Problem solved after a couple weeks.

Posted by diamond dave at August 22, 2013 08:25 AM

Hey a .33 average is good anywhere in the league. Ask T, he will tell you. I was never particularly good at the bus thing either, but lucky for me I had about a 200 yard walk along the street, that the buss had to drive down to get to my stop. The driver often took pity on me on her way out of the development.

Posted by Web at August 22, 2013 12:56 PM

The first dismissal was a disaster this year. Families can choose from five or so schools in their area to attend other than their home school. They can ride the bus IF the parents get them to the bus stop AND there is space after priority is given to kids who reside in that area. Seems transportation forgot to tell parents and the school that even though the kids might have ridden the bus in the morning, if permission wasn't formally granted with a 'bus ticket', the bus drivers refused to take those kids home in the afternoon. We wound up with about 40 kids who were removed from the buses. Some parents were at work and couldn't leave easily to come get their kid. Others didn't have any kind of transportation. Effin' mess...

Posted by Mrs. Who at August 22, 2013 07:19 PM