Thursday, September 09, 2010

School Opening Debacles ...

  
Right Hand ... Meet Left Hand ...

Anonymous said...
On a different note: The funniest thing I've heard all morning, on this first day of school, set of brothers (same family, same house, going to the same neighborhood school) assigned to DIFFERENT bus stops, LOL. Wait, it get's better. When the mother contacts GCSD Transportation, she is met with a a crabby attitude of resistance to her request for a change, and told she needs to write a letter to be considered for a change. The transportation office is overwhlemed, yet another reason to go back to neighborhood schools!      9/09/2010 9:48 AM

SCATS ~~ I'm so happy to know our transportation dept. is run by the penultimate of professionals that make GCSD newsworthy on a daily basis.

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School Opening Video


12 comments:

SCATS said...

I'm posting this from a different thread onto here, too.

Anonymous said...
9:48 Are they getting on different buses for some reason? Are they starting at different times? So there are siblings attending the same elementary school and starting at the same time but they are assigned to different stop locations? Even in Greece that seems hard to believe. Maybe one of the kids requires a different bus.
"Crabby attitude" is standard operating procedure for any complaint though.
It appears that door to door valet service is no longer the norm this year and that is refreshing. Last year any children in elementary were picked up at their house and allowed to wait inside and the bus waited while the kissing and send off happened at the door of the residence. Now there are many different families waiting at gang bus stops. I wonder how long Buffy and Lowden's parents will stand for that mistreatment. Be prepared for a long whining sound at the next board meeting.

9/09/2010 10:20 AM

SCATS said...

If I'm not mistaken, didn't we just expend a boatload of $$ providing the latest & greatest software money can buy for transportation a couple of years back??? Have they forgotten to download the updates to the obviously flawed software? Hello?? Can you hear me now???

Anonymous said...

10:20am, No reason what so ever for different bus stops. I guess I should have asked whether or not it was even the same bus (ie. does bus X pick one up here then pick the other up down the street? Or does bus X pick one up here, then bus Y picks the other up down the street?). Either way it's comical. No special needs, no sports or band, no reason what so ever! But hey, at least our lottery school kids all got to their extra special schools!

Anonymous said...

Im am sorry but I just don't believe that the kids are in the same home full time, goto the exact same elementary school and they have different stops. I could see that the kids maybe in sister schools and having different. I call BS on this gripe.

It is true that the transportation office is grumpy!

Anonymous said...

Oh and buss passes came two weeks ago...and just today they are calling to get it changed? Fishy

SCATS said...

To 2:45-2:46PM ~~ Yes, grumpy is putting it mildly. The story about how they operate hasn't changed a single bit in the last 15 years. I know bus passes go out early, BUT you must remember dear board member that Greece parents are tuned out, clueless, slackers ... that's how you got elected.

I've still gotten no response to my questions: ".. didn't we just expend a boatload of $$ providing the latest & greatest software money can buy for transportation a couple of years back??? Have they forgotten to download the updates to the obviously flawed software?"

IS THIS THING ON?

Anonymous said...

2:45/2:46 whether you choose to believe it or not, this did happen today & it happened exactly the way I described it.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear bingo calling in the background? Something 35?? New way to raise funds?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Umm, what's all the green crap draped across the hall ceilings?

We've blown millions for fire safety, and I bet none of that is fire safe.

WHERE was School Safety?
How was this allowed to happen?

Billy don't forget to stick this fire extinguisher in your school backpack. Lance remember throw a chair through the window and exit directly onto the lawn in case of fire. The halls are not a safe evacuation route!

SCATS said...

To 1:51PM ~~ OMG, you make an outstanding point! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

It is unbelievable how transportation staff are allowed to speak to the parents in this district in such a degrading, sarcastic manner. Administration should look into this.