Originally Posted by rabrog
Um...what's the bus driver supposed to do if there is no one there to receive a young child? I don't know if there's a policy for this or not. I guess I would say if a parent isn't comfortable with their child doing this, they need to pick the child up from school or be home when the bus comes.
Um, keep the child on the bus and take them back to the school or bus base until a parent/guardian is located? My boys, who are in K and 3rd grade would not be allowed off the bus without an adult present.(and they're dropped off at our driveway) Our school system(thankfully!) has a system in place for such situations. Of course the parents are responsible for making sure someone is there to receive their child but sh!t happens, KWIM? I find it very comforting to know that if something weird happened and I couldn't be here in time, they wouldn't leave my sons here alone. I'm so very surprised that many others have a different experience.