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(Sun Sentinel)   While bus drivers occasionally drop students off at the wrong house, it's incredibly rare when they manage to drop them off in the wrong town entirely   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 7
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2013-08-20 08:28:16 PM
2 votes:
Volusia County, FL chiming in here...

What a coincidence. My son's bus normally drops him off around 4pm so when he wasn't home by 4:40pm, I
tried to call the school. After five or so minutes of getting stuck in and endless "if you would like to speak to X,
press 1" loop, I threw up my hands and called the school transportation department's dispatch line.

Turns out 14 kids - FOURTEEN - on my son's bus route "failed to get on the bus" after school. They made the
driver turn around and go back to the school to pick them up once he had dropped off all of the kids that were
already on the bus.

I try not to be a helicopter mom, but I was a little concerned that the school didn't bother to notify the parents,
"Hey...your child missed the bus but don't worry, they're sending the driver back for them and your child will
be a little late getting home as a result".I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to
miss the bus home.
2013-08-20 09:45:22 PM
1 votes:
Anyone else first read that as "'white' bus drivers"?
2013-08-20 08:42:03 PM
1 votes:

Fissile: digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...

What a coincidence. My son's bus normally drops him off around 4pm so when he wasn't home by 4:40pm, I
tried to call the school. After five or so minutes of getting stuck in and endless "if you would like to speak to X,
press 1" loop, I threw up my hands and called the school transportation department's dispatch line.

Turns out 14 kids - FOURTEEN - on my son's bus route "failed to get on the bus" after school. They made the
driver turn around and go back to the school to pick them up once he had dropped off all of the kids that were
already on the bus.

I try not to be a helicopter mom, but I was a little concerned that the school didn't bother to notify the parents,
"Hey...your child missed the bus but don't worry, they're sending the driver back for them and your child will
be a little late getting home as a result".I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to
miss the bus home.

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They take head counts now of kids getting on and off the bus?  When I was a kid, if I missed the bus, I was SOL, and had to walk the 5 miles home.

/Didn't I tell you to get off my lawn?


I think it was more 14 kids from one bus were left behind and went to the office, who then called
transportation, who then called the driver.

If it had just been one kid, yes, the kid would have been SOL. But when 1/3 of the kids from the same bus
gets left behind, it points more to driver error than 14 kids missing the bus who all just *happened* to ride
the same bus.
2013-08-20 08:37:46 PM
1 votes:

digitalrain: Volusia County, FL chiming in here...

What a coincidence. My son's bus normally drops him off around 4pm so when he wasn't home by 4:40pm, I
tried to call the school. After five or so minutes of getting stuck in and endless "if you would like to speak to X,
press 1" loop, I threw up my hands and called the school transportation department's dispatch line.

Turns out 14 kids - FOURTEEN - on my son's bus route "failed to get on the bus" after school. They made the
driver turn around and go back to the school to pick them up once he had dropped off all of the kids that were
already on the bus.

I try not to be a helicopter mom, but I was a little concerned that the school didn't bother to notify the parents,
"Hey...your child missed the bus but don't worry, they're sending the driver back for them and your child will
be a little late getting home as a result".I also have to wonder how 14 kids from the same route all manage to
miss the bus home.


============

They take head counts now of kids getting on and off the bus?  When I was a kid, if I missed the bus, I was SOL, and had to walk the 5 miles home.

/Didn't I tell you to get off my lawn?
2013-08-20 08:29:04 PM
1 votes:
Something about this just doesn't seem right. I mean, how does a bus driver go that far off course?

/also, I would like to be the first to curse the existence of auto-playing videos
2013-08-20 08:25:26 PM
1 votes:

Fissile: Kids are supposed to get door-to-door bus service now?  When I was a kid, the school bus picked up and let off at designated bus stops, you had to walk the rest of the way.

/Get off my lawn


In some rural areas you get door to door. Or what amounts to door to door, if the stops and houses are far enough apart.
2013-08-20 08:06:28 PM
1 votes:
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