Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Sheila, Nov 12, 2008.
It's just outrageous.
This makes me so sad and just angry.
I am sure I will see this on the local news tonight - I am afraid not to watch. Makes me sick
It's made the headlines on CNN online this morning.
That was cringeworthy!
Our district is having a heck of a time retaining bus drivers, as in they have a 40% turnover rate. They're looking to rework the whole district schedule of 13,000 students, to save costs but also in part to be able to retain reliable drivers.
AS a parent who's child was beaten up on the school bus (by another student) while in middle school (WITH an aide onboard and the camera NOT working) this outrages me. This was the regular bus. He's on a Special Education bus now and so far so good, but it's only been a week and a half (we're still in honeymoon phase). Seriously, that brought tears to my eyes. I'd love to get in touch with that mother. She's not alone.
Cathy in CO
Robin, 15, ADHD, bipolar (possibly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), ODD, Aspergers), abilify, invega, allergy medications
Randy, 13, probably ADD, no medications
OK - This could perhaps be even more scary. It was not on my local Dallas news last night. That bothers me - I can clearly see where we as a city place our priorities now.
She sounds so educated too (Rolls eyes) "I gonna beat the $h!* out of yo *$$" Oh yeah...real smart one there.
It's horrible! I am outraged.
Around here, the turnover rate for school bus drivers is astonishing. It's at the point where they offer signing bonuses!!! and all sorts of perks for people to become school bus drivers. What they don't provide is adequate training or resources for the drivers.
So...we're constantly faced with new, inexperienced drivers who don't have the right training in safe restraints and de-escalating situations...and they're the ones driving our difficult children and other special needs children to and from school every day.
And Steely, I agree with you. The fact that this story WASN'T on your local news is very telling.
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