As the new school season begins, parents of primary aged children are reminded to be on hand at a designated bus stop as children arrive home from school, to avoid the children remaining on the bus. The suggestion comes from Board of Education member and Chairman of the Transportation Committee Isaac Zlatkin, following several incidents.
“There have been many instances today where the inexperienced young children who are overwhelmed during the first week of school remain on the bus, not knowing they are supposed to get off”, Zlatkin tells TLS. “Many children assume they will be dropped off by their house and when the driver tells them to get off they reply, ‘I don’t live here’, even though it is their official bus stop”.
Today, a child failed to get off at his proper stop and rode till the end of the bus route, with his mother frantically trying to figure out why her child was not home yet. TLS-CCP.