If a school principal had to give pupils a warning about their behavior prior to their bus leaving school, it’s probably a safe bet that those kids bear at least a little responsibility for that driver having to pull over and cool off during the ride home.
After that fateful ride last week, some Euchee Creek Ele-mentary parents complained about the driver’s behavior based on tales from their children. Some of that carries the self-serving whine of enabling.
Whether the driver violated policies will be handled by school officials. It’s up to the parents of the misbehaving children, however, to rein in their own hellions.
Absent such swift behavior modification, school officials need to stiffen their backbones and remind parents that a “free” bus ride to school is a privilege – not a right. Adding bus monitors or cameras just means hitting taxpayers harder to help keep an eye on children who haven’t experienced enough negative consequences for bad behavior.
If those kids can’t behave on their free trip to and from school, make those apologist moms and doting dads provide their ride.