The school district has taken a lot of heat for its inability to get the buses to school on time in the AM. Students on late buses arrive too late for breakfast and often miss their first instructional class or even more.
That’s only part of their problem. Students are also leaving school very late, in some cases an hour or two beyond the stated pick-up time. The irony is the district has been pushing for an extended day of :30 minutes while many students are losing a good hour of instructional time at the front end of the school day. Hmmmm.
By the way, the school department issued this report last week:
“On Friday, 80.1% of our buses arrived at school before the bell. Of these, 44.3% arrived more than 10 minutes early, the highest figure so far this year. About 5% were 11-29 minutes late, however, with 0.8% arriving more than 30 minutes behind schedule.”
Officials from the bus drivers union tell me that school department figures are way, way off. And even if the figures are accurate, how good is an 80.1% success rate? Sorry, nearly eight weeks into the year, 80% doesn’t sound too good to the 20% (and their families) who are late each and every day