Thursday, December 10, 2009

School is on~ Not sure how the kids will get there!

OK~ Looking for some thoughts on this one! Our school district announced a two hour delay last evening. Which would mean that everything is running two hours later the next morning. Our son boards the yellow bus at 7:10 a.m.- which would be 9:10 a.m. with a two hour delay. By 8:30 this morning, no new announcements- so on schedule as planned, right? WRONG! At 8:57 a.m. I receive a message- Busses traveling on plowed roads only- So, what does this mean? My brother has blown our road open with a snow blower- road is passable- so, bus will surely come- WRONG, AGAIN!

In my eyes, a school district should not be able to have classes, unless ALL students can get to school. I have said this for years, "The number one priority in any school district, should be to get the kids to school!" Our Departments of Education are so wrapped up in "teacher work days, teacher evaluations, student performance," and two of the most important things are left behind- Yep, I said it, "LEFT BEHIND." Teachers should be able to work on building relationships with students, provided the district has taken the initiative to see that ALL kids can get to school safely! We warmed the truck up and took him to school~ so much for public schools and transportation that is supposed to go along with it!

Maybe this Mom is just making a mountain out of a mole hill- Wake up- When these things happen, I am seeing my tax dollars NOT working for me and I do NOT like it one bit! So, what's a Mom to do- trust me- this Mom is not sitting back on this one! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?


  1. Yes, I am VERY surprised the district opted in for only students who could get there. Our district here in Kansas City cancels school when the buses can't make it around. Pretty simple. Have you spoken with your school board or your superintendent? I'm of the school "if you don't say anything, they'll think you're OK with it." Girl... give 'em hell! LOL!!! seriously. : )

  2. This is an interesting question! I mostly think you are right, but last month the bus drivers went on strike. The public school closed, but our charter school has kids coming from all over, and less than half the school buses. So they closed it. I managed a ride for her the next day (she only missed the early dismissal day), and then the strike was over. In a situation like that, you can't close the school, I agree.

    HOWEVER, my child gets perks from being disabled and the county transported kids in that category BUT NOT MINE because she was in the charter school. A few angry phone calls later, they said they'd remedy that, and then the strike was over. Now THAT is wrong. OK, rant over!

  3. Yeesh what a mess. We live in town and our biggest worry was would we be able to get out of the driveway this morning. We live on kind of a busy street and the plows have pushed the snow up so there are these four-foot walls of snow on each side of our very narrow driveway opening. Eesh. Thankfully my hubby managed to get out. Usually people are pretty nice about letting us out.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! :)

  4. I drive 45 minutes to teach in the metro the weather is always a concern. I can definitely understand your frustration with your kids missing out on school...I would agree that you should share your concerns. Thanks for commenting on my blog!


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