7 year old kicked off bus for the school week,is this extreme?

Melissa - posted on 04/27/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son was kicked off the bus for 5 days because he was playing with a small toy(with another boy)and it accidentally hit the other boy,he wasn't hurt but my son was still kicked off the bus,mind you he(my son)has been pretty good this year on the bus,I spoke w/the principle and the bus garage because I am unable to use my vehicle until the transmission is fixed,I was told there was nothing that could be done about my son missing a week of school.is this a bit extreme,no warning,no one day suspension,just out right the whole week and no regard to missing a week of school.

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Melissa - posted on 04/30/2012

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I called it extreme because he will be missing a week of school and he had issues last year because of ADHD and this year,up until now there were no issues at all.i would feel the same way as well if my son had gotten hit with anything on the bus,my daughter was slapped in the face by a boy on the bus(she is 8)and nothing was done about that incident because it couldn't be proven.i would have expected something more of a day or two,but got a week,which means I will more then likely end up in court for truancy,smh

Amy - posted on 04/28/2012

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I can't say because I feel like I don't have all the information. You say he's been "pretty good" this year which leads me to believe there has been incidences this year or in the past, whether or not they were extreme I don't know and I don't know what was communicated to you at that point. I don't think the school is required to provide transportation too and from school I know growing up that when the budget got tight they talked about cutting out buses for those that lived within 3 miles of the school.

I'm sorry about your car but I know that if my son got hit on the bus accidental or not I would want to make sure that he was going to be safe and that the school and bus company were doing something to keep him safe.

Nicole - posted on 04/28/2012

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You are responsible for doing what is required to get your son to school.
There should be no toys on the bus. Was he aware of this.
It is called discipline not extreme.

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