No Bus, No Test

NO SIGN OF CONCERN FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

Below is the automated message that parents receive from the Monongalia County Board of Education when the BOE fails to supply a school bus on regular school days. Never an apology with the notice, of course. The message below arrived, unlike the bus, this morning. The bus carries Eastwood Elementary, South Middle, and Morgantown High students. Of course this week is state testing, Westest week at Eastwood Elementary and other schools, but these students have no bus available to get to school for the tests. These transportation failings are becoming a regular occurrence in Monongalia County Schools.

And then, shortly before the actual start of the school day today, Eastwood Elementary parents received an apologetic automated phone call from Eastwood Principal Hartshorn. She apologized twice for lack of a bus. She said if students had no way to school they could make up the Westest tomorrow. Apart from this apology today from Eastwood Principal Hartshorn has anyone ever heard an apology for this basic failing, lack of public bus service, from anyone else in the BOE?

The Monongalia County Schools administration cannot even provide buses for students during the state testing days. What grows ever more evident with every failing is that they don’t care. They don’t care enough to fix the mess they’ve made.

Date: Thu, May 16, 2013 at 5:33 AM
Subject: Monongalia County Schools: General announcement
To: K12-MONONGALIA-CLOSINGS@listserv.wvnet.eduBus 152 (5-16-13) due to a driver shortage will not be running his morning Morgantown High, South MS and Eastwood ES runs
. . .

Previously noted:

No Buses, No Apologies

Children, you are still on your own.

Other posts on the busing transportation fiasco long since ongoing in Monongalia County Schools:

Children, You Are On Your Own: MONONGALIA COUNTY SCHOOLS FAILS TO PROVIDE BUS SERVICE FOR STUDENTS

Bus Driver Speaks: GRUB STUBS

What On Earth Is Going On With Mon Schools Transportation?: ???

“Delivery Time Unknown”: DELIVERY TIME TOO EMBARRASSING TO SHOW

Mon Schools Transportation Needs To Get Up To Speed: TIME TO END THE NEGLIGENCE AND THE RIDICULOUS EXCUSES

Bus Matters: THE BUS WORKERS IN STRUGGLE WITH MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

Score One For The Bus Drivers: DOING THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

Bus Chaos: BUSING WITHOUT A CLUE

7 Students to the Hospital: BUS CRASH – WHY EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A SEAT

Bus Failure: THE ENDURING INCOMPETENCE OF MONONGALIA COUNTY SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION

Snow!: WHEN WEATHER HITS AND TRAFFIC SNARLS

Woodburn Elementary Has Been Abandoned And Written Off: NEGLECT UPON NEGLECT FOR THE AYP TEST PROFICIENT SCHOOL

Traffic Hell: FOUL SITE, FOUL TRAFFIC

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