Cassville R-IV Schools began on August 18, 2011. And man, did my route change. It is a little longer.
I now go down to the place by the Lake I did when I first took the route four years ago. Down there I pick up two little girls who are a couple of sweet little girls, but need to learn how to stay in their seats, and be quiet; especially one of them; the youngest.
I do not think people realize how much of a distraction moving around and a loud voice can be to a bus driver. It really is though. One sudden move can call the driver’s attention to the mirror and away from the road. Sure we have training, and experience, yet, even the best and most professional driver can mess up, by a child’s scream and such as that.
If you are a parent; please teach your small children to be seated; and a non-distraction. It will go a long way in a peaceful ride on the School Bus and a long life for your child and the others on the bus.
I do not want to see any of them hurt, nor do I enjoy the idea of taking them to see their Principal. If I must though, I must and will do so.
I will be taking care of; and most drivers I know will be taking good care of your children on the way to school. There is no other way.
Tim A. Blankenship