David Melson

Bus incident handled swiftly

Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 7:32 AM
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  • I would not want to drive a school bus. I think the bus driver did the right thing as well. It's a demanding task to attempt to control the behavior of 50+ kids, while driving. Talk about a major distraction! I doubt there's money in the school budget to hire bus monitors. I hope these young men lost their privilege to ride the bus. They put all the lives on that bus in danger by causing a distraction to the driver.

    -- Posted by Jacks4me on Tue, Jan 15, 2008, at 9:05 AM
  • I agree! My 3 kids are distracting enough and they're strapped in.

    By bus monitor, I assume that you're speaking of a real person on board to assist the driver rather than a camera or other monitoring device. I think an assistant would be great!

    -- Posted by pleasebenice on Tue, Jan 15, 2008, at 10:03 AM
  • People always say that the little things that change in a community make no difference. Out society has slowly changed to point that we can not point a finger at any one thing for this type of disturbance, but I can guarantee you that during 12 years of riding the bus as a child, we never had to call the police to control the issue.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 15, 2008, at 11:08 AM
  • Do we have camera monitoring on all buses now? I don't think we can justify budgeting a person to serve as "Monitor" for every school bus.

    If they have Cameras on all buses they should also equip them with audio recorders, then implement a zero tolerance policy. If kids become unruly then ban them from the bus for one year. If a parent is made to become responsible for that child getting to school I can promise attitude adjustment by school faculty will not be necessary in the future.

    -- Posted by tgreader on Tue, Jan 15, 2008, at 11:13 AM
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