I have heard that every student, regardless of proximity to the school, has the option of being a bus riding student. Is this correct? Also, I live 0.97 miles away from the school my child will be attending next year, and was told that I don't qualify, even though the bus stop for pick will be over 1 mile from the school. Can anyone speak to this? I'm really confused
My son takes the bus to Ferris and then rides another bus to Skills Center where he attends the AM session. If his first bus is delayed, then he misses the Skill Center bus. How can this be avoided? Last year he missed the bus 5 times due to his bus being late. Do the bus drivers not communicate? Leaving work to drive him there is not an option this year. Is it considered an unexcused absence, what is he supposed to do for 3 hrs?
Our school bus switched two stops and added no stops, resulting in an additional 15 minutes travel time and moving our pickup from before 7:30 to even earlier. How is this efficient or student centered? How do we voice our concerns or find out why this occurred? The larger issue: if kids are riding on the bus for over 2 hours each day, how does that enhance their learning and well-being? Would it be possible to arrange a single dropoff/pickup point close to more distant neighborhoods - that was the last stop before heading to school - that would substantially reduce travel time?