This is quickly becoming a ‘disenchanted with the Board of Education" blog…but really, they give me so much material to work with!
They changed the school hours a bit, to reflect their convoluted extra help/new contract/no child left behind unless they don’t fit/we’re winging it schemes.
Fine. I’m a stay at home parent, I can just leave the house at different times for the different drop offs and pickups. We walk to school, after all, we’re just 2 blocks away and the kids go to the same school.
Strangely, though, we got a letter in the mail from the BoE transportation division. They wanted to notify me that my daughter’s bus will be picking her up and dropping her off at different times.
Yes. Her bus. They gave me route numbers, they may have even given me a bus number. Stop though? I don’t know — where would you pick a kid up that is two blocks away from school? A block away? And why just her? Why not her brother in the same school with the same hours?
So I phoned them. Explained the situation.
They asked me to fax a copy of the letter back to them with a note. I don’t have a fax machine so that would mean I would have to take a bus ($2 each way) to get to Staples to pay $5 to fax them the letter. As if.
If it wasn’t so funny, I’d be crying over the stupidity.