bus garage attender

Tricia - posted on 02/12/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have an 8 yr old daughter who has had trouble on the school bus. Mind you, normally she cries getting off the bus. She is very small I stature andiI feel iI need to over protect. It ended at the bus garage with the attendant belittling me. I hung the phone up on him and he directly called back, I didn't answer, hoeerver, my phone recorded his conversation he was having with another man. Laughing about my concerns and saying horrible things. I feel hurt. Should I expect a different response?

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/12/2015

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Regardless of whether her child is the cause or the effect, it was handled poorly and needs to be addressed. If her child is causing it, she should be calling also. Address it either way. Be proactive. But listen also.

Since your daughter is getting off the bus crying, it is hard to believe she would be the aggressor.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2015

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What troubles? Has she been causing the problem, or the victim of a problem?

To be honest, I work in a field where there's a good chance I'll have to talk to a parent...and I absolutely hate it. Most parents can't accept that their kid MAY be part of the issue...

If you called the bus garage, and were in any way rude or belligerent in your conversation with them, then of course you didn't get far. Its always best to be on one's best behaviour when trying to get answers to a problem. Once you've traced it down, and know who the 'culprit' is...THEN you can bring on the momma bear...

So, look back to how the conversation went. If it started to go awry early, what was your initial response to them? Did you automatically jump to accuse the bus garage of negligence, or did you try to investigate your daughter's complaint in a calm, rational approach?

Sarah - posted on 02/12/2015

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Heck yeah! If you did not get a response from the attendant, either go over his head or go to the principal of the school for advice.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/12/2015

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You should be contacting the school about this, and your concerns. I have no idea what it was about, but that seems terrible. When my son was having a difficult time on the bus (an older girl was bullying him and scratching him in the face) I called the school directly. It was handled promptly and the bus driver was very concerned about the situation also.

Don't delay. Also, if you can, drive her to school and pick her up at least until this is addressed.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/12/2015

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You most definitely should bring the situation up to a district supervisor. I'm with LM on this...most likely your daughter is the victim, but it still pays to be sugar sweet until you can get to the bottom of things.

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