Edison parents upset about school bus incident

Being early is usually a good thing. But when it came to Edison school bus drop-offs on Sept. 6, being early could have resulted in a tragedy, according to several Berlin Heights parents.
Aaron Krause
Sep 20, 2012

Being early is usually a good thing. But when it came to Edison school bus drop-offs on Sept. 6, being early could have resulted in a tragedy, according to several Berlin Heights parents.

They attended Wednesday's school board meeting to express their disapproval of a bus dropping off students nearly a half hour early.

To find out what those parents had to say and to learn how school officials handled the situation, pick up a copy of Thursday's Reflector.

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Comments

Kelly

Were they the younger kids?

LookingDown

Yes....pre school to 3rd grade too young to be alone!

LookingDown

Do I get a "eye roll" too....stupid a$$

chargermom1

Yes, they were all between the ages of 3-8.

Interesting

Different puppet. Same puppet masters. Yet another lead guy while others pull his strings. Your district needs someone who wont be a pushovet

Kelly

That's just scary. Even with middle school, there are special needs kids mainstreamed that would have freaked out if left off the bus & nobody was there, How could they send home the little ones? .

anmlluvr

Here are the FACTS: bus was 12 minutes early and there WAS a parent at the stop!

truckin

Well what do you expect.. Play on words, sell papers.. "nearly half hour" 12 minutes??? Busing has and always will be a round about time thing. But with this so important, intellect, fast paced, lifestyle so many parents think that time is of essence. Everyone running, etc. etc. If i was bus driver i would be "nearly half hour" late one day.. Just to see how that goes over. 1 or 2 parents pull home from staying at walmart till the last possible minute, then rushing home to find there kid already home, then got angry, is what i am gathering from this.

anmlluvr

Its the begining of the school year you have to expect some kind of issue. Bussing is not a babysitter , maybe parents should take more responsibility for their children and be there early, especially the beginning of the year. Bus transportation is not getting paid to babysit, there job is to drop kids off.

Joe Centers

This is what the written release by the parents said:

"The bus arrived 25 mintues prior to the scheduled time without any notifications to the parents. This left many children, ranging in ages 3-8, alone and at risk."

If you have any questions with those facts, check with the parents who were at the meeting.

 

 

anmlluvr

I was at the meeting and i also know several folks who work for the transportation department for the school. So like i said before...get the FACTS straight

Aaron Krause

We can only present the facts that are presented to us. The parents clearly stated the bus arrived 25 minutes early and no adults were around to take them home.

chargermom1

anmllur,
I am one of the affected parents. Looks like YOU need to get some clarification. There were NO parents present, they were 25 minutes early, and we are ALL at least 5-10 minutes early to pick up our children daily. Get your facts straight. By the way, none of us shop at Walmart.

justsayno

Let's set the record straight! 1. Transportation was doing what they are told to do by the superintendent. 2. The children in question were only 12 mins early and parents should be at stops at least 10 mins early. 3. These children were taken across the street to a licensed day care provider so they were in no danger! Parents need to know the school and transportation are not baby sitters! The transportation supervisor got all the blame when he only did what he was told to do! Parents need to be blamed here! Be there with time to spare! Stop attacking the wrong person!

Kelly

So, by your own times, even if the parents were 10 minutes early the kids would have still been left alone for 2 minutes. You really don't think something could have happened to a 3 yr old in 2 minutes? You're delusional. They were taken in by a "licensed day care provider?" There are stories all the time about children being hurt in day care. Do the parents know this person? Are they one of the people authorized by the parents to get their children in an emergency?

goolgirl

I was lucky. My husband works nights, our kids were dropped of a half hour early and he was home, sleeping. HOWEVER, the school has changed bus schedules in the past, and has dropped my child off at home with nobody there when he wasnt even suppose to be there. So yes.. they need to be careful on this subject. But thankfully nobody got hurt. We also got a call from the auto system for applogies because they "thought" the call went out stating the time change. I sometimes wonder if it was their own kid, if they would have the same concerns as we do? I would think the answer is yes, and they would make sure it doesnt happen again. But, this school system does get me frusterated in so many areas!