2006-01-24 - 11:17 p.m.
I was SO VERY EXCITED on Friday when I ran out to the post office at 3:55 pm and observed A SCHOOL BUS STOP from our school district stop DIRECTLY on our street (about 10 blocks from home) in order to DROP OFF CHILDREN who attend a child care center there! AH HA.... so it IS NOT a CONSISTENT school transportation "procedure" that the bus DOES NOT STOP on the main road!
I look forward to writing my letter outlining how excited I am to see that the district busses indeed DO STOP on the main road as it would most obviously not be in the interest of all the little ones at that particular day care to be carted out with staff in inclement weather in order to walk blocks to meet OTHER kids being dropped off by bus to the day care. (AND Clearly it would not be reasonable to expect the staff COULD LEAVE THE KIDS INSIDE ALONE!)
(BUT BEFORE I WRITE THAT LETTER I HAD BETTER PAY A VISIT TO THE TOWN OFFICE TO REVIEW NYS LAW! I am not quite sure if transportation is a RIGHT in NEW YORK or a PRIVALEGE and indeed that distinction MIGHT make a difference in the teeth of that argument!)