LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Planes, buses

Monday, September 24, 2001

Enough safety personnel from bouncers to control unruly passengers to those trained to deal with hijackers, should be on duty.

The unbelievably horrible hijackings on September 11 motivated me to write, as I have many times, about our children's safety on school buses.

Drivers should not be directly responsible for discipline of children, especially on afternoon buses when they are more "wound up" than on morning routes.

The driver area should be retrofitted to provide reasonable isolation from noise and student supervision.

At no cost to the district there are plenty of parents, grand-parents and other volunteers who can take turns "riding herd" on afternoon buses.

Let's do something about this problem before a serious school bus accident occurs.

Bill Couch