Who calls for school bus cancellations?
Curious as to who decides that school buses dont run? First off, let’s get safety for the kids out of the way, if we were so concerned about safety, shouldnt they have seat belts? Secondly thes buses are designed to handle a 6 inch snow fall, and of all the years running how many children have been hurt in a school bus accident because of snowfall? We have apparently trained drivers to care for our kids driving buses, no? We all survived the harsh snowfall days on the school bus in the 70-90’s without major crashes and death!
But I would really like to know who decides? If it’s the bus company calling so many days off, does the school board get reimbursed for that days payment to the bus company? I’m sure not having to run your fleet on a snow day is quite the nice payday! And if it’s the school board, if it’s too rough for these big road machines to handle, which are heavy enough for most snowfalls to drive thru with ease, then why do you open the schools and enforce your staff to drive to work, or the parents to drive their kids in is ok? Or the younger ones that live within walking distance, walk? Kind of a double standard your putting there on who’s lives matter then aren’t you? But my point in all this really is I personally think its ridiculous with a 5 or 6 inch snowfall school buses are down, but can do the job no problem hands down. So if bus lines are making the call, maybe they wouldn’t be so quick to call these snowdays if cash reimbursement is involved, and maybe school board would consider letting the whole school board shut down for the day with no pay to the people making this choice, since this affects so many families who need to work but have to stay home because their child cant take the bus, and lose a days pay, or get the heat from management about their job being affected missing work. Am I the only one who thinks that a few inches of snow to be absolutely absurd to cancel school over??