Popping over to ask about f/t working parents who drove their HS kids to school

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Popping over to ask about f/t working parents who drove their HS kids to school
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Fri, 10-07-2011 - 8:51am


I usually hang out at the 10-14 year olds board but I

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It is a shame that your child has gone thru school and not made a SINGLE friend, in any of her classes or her extracurriculars.

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My boys both took the school bus to and from high school until they could drive themselves. I didn't work outside the home most of that time; if they had after school activities such as band I'd either pick them up or we'd arrange a carpool with some others that were in the same activity. Hopefully as your dd continues through middle school she'll make friend with some other kids with the same interests that will last into high school. We live in a community about 8 miles from the high school so the kids that were in band and such with the boys weren't necessarily right in our subdivision but their moms and I would still arrange carpools.

Pam
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Other people's high school options may be different from the ones your children had. For example, what if there is no bus that she can get to? This sometimes happens, even in public school districts, especially rural ones. Or what if the OP's child is in a private school 45 minutes away?

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We are less than a mile from the HS and so no bus for us. We are definitely in the district and not outside. Dropping in the morning is not a problem because I will drop her by 7 am and school starts at 7.15 am.

I am not sure about the sports option because DD has been generally in the gifted/advanced program so far and I am sure will have tons of homework in HS. Like you said, maybe she could stay in the school and finish her hw. But our Board of Ed/ district people go by the rules very strictly and are not friendly at all.


I could ask about paying for the PM bus and she could stay home alone. She is generally a responsible kid. Hopefully, we will find a way in the next two years.

Thanks so much,
Chimi
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We do not have a city bus near the HS and around our house. DD says in good weather, she could walk with a bunch of friends. The problem will be in winter.

Thanks for your input,
Chimi
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She has a fair amount of friends but they are all over town and have different routes to the HS (btw, why did you jump to the conclusion that my kid does not have a SINGLE friend???). No public transportation in our area but I will ask about paying for the bus.

Chimi
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I called Board of Ed Transporation and they do not have any "pay and ride the school bus system" for kids outside the bus route....bummer
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Sabrtooth, I really think it is time you move on from this board.

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If you are less than a mile from the school I'm wondering what the reason is that she can't walk home.

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