Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My Tax Dollars At Work !

Twice everyday this big school bus comes into the park with one little kid on it.  I can see the school from my house...it's not even across a busy street.  I could walk there in 2 minutes.  What's the deal?  This is not the handicapped bus so I'm assuming the child is not handicapped.  It just seems crazy...........

Can't kids walk to school anymore?   I walked 11 blocks each way to school from kindergarten thru the 4th grade.  My mom didn't drive then and my dad had the only car at work.   Rain, sun, whatever....I walked each way.  I'm glad school's almost out, because this gets to me everyday.   Maybe I'm just an old grouch.....

 

 

13 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Yes the childfren ,dont walk as we did ,maybe its not safe today ,but the distance  isnt far from where you live is it hmmm ...love Jan xx

nightmaremom said...

I don't get either... but times are so different... as my Dad says, 'I walked to school, uphill both ways, in the snow, with no shoes'  ::grin::
d

jjdolfin9 said...

Times have changed so much from when we were in school...or even since our kids were in school.  Maybe it's a safety issue.  There's so much meaness in the world anymore.  School's been out for two weeks here already.
Hugs, Joyce

deshelestraci said...

No, you aren't an old grouch.  That gets me too!  I walked 3/4 of a mile one way in all kinds of weather K-6th grade.  Took us 15- 20 minutes.
Traci

sdoscher458 said...

That does seems strange. Here in St. Petersburg you have to be 2 miles from the school to get a bus pass.  The middle school that my son was sent to was just short of the two miles as the crow flies...in fact if my house was two more down the block he would of qualified. So he rode a bike back and forth four miles a day...really bad weather I did not send him...I never learned how to drive myself so I couldn't jump in a car and take him.  One thing it kept him active, healthy and he really got good at bike riding..lol....love, Sandi

beckerb6 said...

That does seem strange, and wasteful. I would think that if the parents didn't want him to walk that short of a distance they could take him instead of a school bus. Here you have to be a least a mile from the school in order to ride the bus.
Barbara

lv2trnscrb said...

that does seem weird; too bad they can't send a smaller bus for whatever reason that kid rides the bus

betty

fieldpixie272 said...

well I know why.  Its the same reason we have a bus route that picks up kids one minute from the school in my nieghborhood.  It has to do with liability to the school if children are hit by cars walking to school.  There is more chance of this, if the neighborhoods are not fully sidewalked.  Look around and if your neighborhoods are not fully sidewalked from house to house to school, that could be why.

preciousone25 said...

What a ridiculous waste of gas and money.... yes, seems more than crazy, seems that our school administrators don't have any common sense.  AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Joann

wwfbison said...

If you are a grouch, I think the same thing.  There is a certain road I travel to work heavily populated with houses, the bus stops about every 100'...it is ridiculous!   I don't think kids walk at all anymore.
Lisa

carouselqueen70 said...

I guess it depends. These days your kid can get kidnapped or run over on the way to school. I used to walk my son to school everyday. We were about 12 blocks away from the school. I walked him to school adn walked him home from school. You are not a grouch by the way. That would annoy me too. ..love, Christine

jlocorriere05 said...

It bugs me too! Kids don't seem to get any proper exercise these days. When I was at school I walked three miles each way there and back! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

fasttrack58 said...

I always thought we lived too close to the schools for buses, it's just out the neighborhood and across the street to the next neighborhood, however people drive crazy here and we are a short cut to the freeway... so when the boys get old enough to be home without daycare the bus stops right in front of our house, well not anymore, starting in the new school year anyone living within a mile of the school will no longer have bus service, that eleminates four of our bus stops.... I sure hope they will now have crossing guards at that crazy four way stop that I don't like son2 even crossing.... and guess son3 will be in after school day care a few more years now.... so he doesn't have to walk home alone....
Linda :)