To whom this May concern, My daughter has been going on the bus for a couple years now, and until now there hasn’t been any issues that I was aware of. However, over the past several months, my daughter has been refusing to go the bus in the morning and would make up different excuses every day.
Finally, after pressing her for the reason if her refusal to go with the bus, she confided with me that the reason she had been trying to avoid it was due to multiple bullying incidents which had taken place and which left her the victim.
The incidents weren’t just name calling and the other more typical girlish type of behavior, but in fact even got physical at times, she related. I told her I fully understood her concerns and told her I’d address it appropriately, which I’m in the midst of doing.
I understand placing blame in the bus driver is neither productive or right, as he was hired to drive the bus and not continuously look in his rear view mirror in order to stop fights.
However, I do believe that there should be requirements for some form of monitoring on the bus either electronically or via an actual adult person.
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