I would like to compliment the school district’s transportation team. Our son is only five and he rides the bus daily. In the afternoon, he rides the bus to a different school to attend their after school program.
On this particular day I am thinking about, there was a communication error and no one came to meet him at his bus stop. The bus driver showed our son great respect and care. She asked if he felt comfortable walking himself to the after school program (she had previously received my permission for this to happen). When he felt too shy and unsure to do so, she took him under her wing and settled him back on the bus.
The transportation office had called me within minutes to inform me of his whereabouts and their plan. They had already liaised with the after school care program, too. I went to the bus office at the designated time to receive my “special delivery” — they made an extra stop to drop him off. The bus driver had even noticed that he was wilting, slightly, and had told him that he was allowed to have a snack, under the circumstances.
What could have been a scary situation was the exact opposite, for both of us. He was happy and cheerful, and I am confident that our son is safe on the bus.
So thank you to the whole team — Joan, Wendy, Tom, Paula — and all the other people that help us get our children safely to and from school every day.