Wednesday, bus day

@GardenGerty (93732)
Marion, Kansas
October 11, 2017 7:00am CST
By this time last year I was having a multitude of car troubles. I could not count on being able to make it to work. Then I found out, if I must, I can ride the school bus. That is my thankful thought for today, I can ride the bus if I need to. Today is a regularly scheduled bus day, though. Hubby had to scrape frost from his windshield. Where I parked the van it is not a problem. So that is my plan for today. I will ride the school bus, with the students.
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@andriaperry (38868)
• United States
11 Oct
I think that is awesome, makes for better behavior of the students on the buss too
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
It is helpful. I have been a driver. We have three kids that have it in their IEP that there is a rider.
@celticeagle (115560)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct
Good that you have options. I hate car trouble.
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
Me too and last year was a nightmare.
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@celticeagle (115560)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Oct
@GardenGerty .....I'm glad I don't drive anymore. It is too stressful on many levels.
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct
@celticeagle If I did not work, I would drive even less than now.
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@shshiju (9888)
• Cochin, India
11 Oct
That is more fun with the students.
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
It can be fun. The really little kids love having a grownup around.
@shshiju (9888)
• Cochin, India
13 Oct
@GardenGerty Yes that is correct.
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct
@shshiju They love to tell me all about what they are learning.
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• Peoria, Arizona
11 Oct
That is really cool! That should be more of an option for people who work at schools, if it is really needed they should be able to ride. That is great you have that option!
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
This would not be possible where I lived before. The school board would have said I was receiving an "unfair" benefit over others who held the same job title.
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct
@GardenGerty That is so lame! I think it should be an option because well..there is the environment and also do you want people to do their job? Obviously, so why not give the option when it is needed?
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct
@DesirousDreamer Yeah, don't get me started. At Headstart we received some fitness incentives, and was told that same thing. Unfair compensation.
@DianneN (66739)
• United States
11 Oct
That's a great option you have! The kids must enjoy it, too.
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
I know the bus driver is relieved to have an extra adult on board, whether it is me or the other guy or even someone else.
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@DianneN (66739)
• United States
12 Oct
@GardenGerty Lol! I'll bet!
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@sueznewz2 (9829)
• Alicante, Spain
15 Oct
frost.... already... still I'm glad you had a ride to work... hope the children weren't to noisy..
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct
It is really late in the season for frost.We also have not turned on any heat yet.
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@BarBaraPrz (18501)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Oct
Have you asked the driver if there's a difference in the kids' behaviour on the days you ride?
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
No, because it is in the Individual Educational Program of three students to have a Para. Most days it is a person from our alternative school, except Wednesdays he has team meetings and they are required by law to have someone. I did short circuit a screaming meltdown of a student one day, though, and the driver was quick to thank me.
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@sharon6345 (109755)
• United States
11 Oct
That is saving you money on the city bus.
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
No city buses around here. I either drive, or ride this school bus. It does save a little gas and on my scheduled days I do earn a little extra money, too.
• United States
11 Oct
That is wonderful to know you can ride the school bus. Certainly gives you options when you need to get to work
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@GardenGerty (93732)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Oct
It gives me peace of mind.