I, unfortunately, am one of the parents on that awful line in the mornings dropping off my two children that attend Hough High School. I and most others on that line would prefer not to be on it.
I think it’s the transportation department and the busing situation that needs to be addressed here. Most of us would much rather be putting our kids on a bus, and I would bet money that most of the buses are almost empty.
As a parent, when you are told that the bus will pick your child up at 5:30 a.m. a half mile from your home in the dark for a 7:15 a.m. school start, I believe MOST would say, “forget it, I will drive,” which is what’s happening.
I recently located here from Long Island and the buses picked up on everyone’s corner at 6:40 a.m. for a 7:15 a.m. start. Trust me, the bus was full and the only kids getting rides were the stragglers that missed the bus on occasion.
This would probably help the driving kids, too. I can’t wait for my son to drive so I don’t have to deal with that line in the morning. I would believe that if the busing were more efficient, then kids would take the bus and not deal with trying to find parking outside of the school if they don’t have a permit.
Everyone is just trying to get to school or get their kids to school without having to get up at 5 a.m. and have them hang out at school for over an hour before it even starts.
– Marilyn Engle, Cornelius