Re: Problems with the school bus... and I blame the taxpayers for this one!
IMO schools need to work within the budgets they are given. Even if it means dropping non essential services. I don't think it is essential to provide bussing to students who live within 1/2 mile of the school.
My son goes to a private school. For a few months, they had no substitute bus drivers. We were informed that if a bus driver called in, one bus route would be dropped and those on that route would be called in the morning or after noon. While an inconvenience to those on that particular route, it seems to be a safer option than cramming too many kids on a bus.
Mama to Ethan