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School bus Dark & gloomy West Virginia 15 posts
3rd May '13

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Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd May '13

If I can help it my Son will never ride the school bus.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
3rd May '13

School bus is a rite of passage! Let him do it. I'm sure that the bus driver will help him and there will be other kids in his class riding it.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
3rd May '13

My preschooler rides the bus home periodically. He looooves it. If he could take it to/from kindi I would be doing it but his school will be across the street.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" If I can help it my Son will never ride the school bus."</blockquote>




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✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 23664 posts
status 3rd May '13

this year was my DD's first year of school ,ever (she's in kindergarten). i was soooo hesitant on letting her ride on the bus. the first day of school i met her at school and walked her to the classroom. she kidna didn't eve want us to be there. i cried so bad. lol




she's rode the bus all year, and she's never gotten a pink slip from the bus brought home. she loves being a big girl and riding the bus.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
3rd May '13

Our kids will go to a K-8 school. It's a relatively small and safe district which we feel pretty good about. Our son will get on the bus with 3 kids he's currently going to preK with so I feel even better about it. I'm sure they'll seat them together at least for the first year. I will probably drive him when I can.



I'll see how he does I suppose.

JoAnna &hearts's Jett 1 child; Dallas, Texas 5657 posts
3rd May '13

If its up to me, my kid will never ride the school bus.

AmyOrangeMama 4 kids; Idaho 1761 posts
3rd May '13

Around here, kindergartners have to wear a name tag with their bus stop on them and sit close to the bus driver. They can only be dropped off if a specific parent is there waiting for them. ( anyone listed as ok when you sign up to ride the bus.)
Even with all that, I still drive my son to school everyday and pick him up. We really dont live that far from school so its no big deal. Do what you are comfortable with.

Dark & gloomy West Virginia 15 posts
3rd May '13

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Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30868 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Just Korie :):" To parents with soon to be kindergarteners, are y'all going to let you child ride the school bus to school? ... [snip!] ... walk him in every morning, then he is a car rider in the afternoon. I am curious of y'all's thoughts about this. Thank you :)"



Nope, my child will never ride the bus. Nothing good ever happens on the bus, IMO.
I will be taking my son and my bff's daughter and then bff will be picking them up.



Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Destinite:" Nope, my child will never ride the bus. Nothing good ever happens on the bus, IMO. I will be taking my son and my bff's daughter and then bff will be picking them up. "

This is my thoughts as well.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30868 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Just Ames:" This is my thoughts as well. "


I feel bad b/c he really wants to ride the bus. I rode the bus up until 7th grade and kids were wild, abusive, etc. The bus drivers never could drive and control the kids at the same time.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Destinite:" I feel bad b/c he really wants to ride the bus. I rode the bus up until 7th grade and kids were wild, abusive, etc. The bus drivers never could drive and control the kids at the same time."

Exactly.
And then you hear these god awful horror stories about kids getting off at the wrong bus stop or being left in the bus cause they fell asleep, etc. I just can't :oops: My Son will ride the daycare bus for after school care but there is literally just a handful of kids (it's a little bus). But public school buses hell no.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30868 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Just Ames:" Exactly. And then you hear these god awful horror stories about kids getting off at the wrong bus stop ... [snip!] ... bus for after school care but there is literally just a handful of kids (it's a little bus). But public school buses hell no."


I'm with you! I want my kid in a 5 point harness as well, so that does factor into my decision also.