Wasted Fuel in the Law. School System
David

Fort Gay, WV

#21 Nov 29, 2012
Dave wrote:
And by the way I LIKE doing my job I don't have to do it but I like doing it so I can be home every night but I can also go back driving a 18 Wheeler across country agian if I have to which might not be a bad idea from what it sounds like I understand where everybody is coming from but don't blame everybody
didn't you already try going back to driving truck like last year was it?? looks like it didn't work out for you since you are back here driving bus again. i used to live on 1760 and i can tell you that no one wanted you back either. fact is yea you NEED your job just like the rest of us so dont get on here and pretend like you dont.
heavenstobetsy

Louisa, KY

#22 Nov 29, 2012
Dawn wrote:
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If you do not like your job then quit and find another one but good luck in this economy. My brother drove bus for several years said it was one of the best jobs ever, he had free transportation back and forth from work, only worked about 4 hours a day and no one really cared what they did or how they drove. So sounds like you have it pretty good. We all have to put up with stuff in our jobs and yours is no different but do not act like you have it so much harder than anyone else. I drive to Huntington every night to work and put up with more serious things than you see on your job so stop whining and you should have to drive your own cars to pick up your buses!
uh.... Nice story but not a d@m# word of it true.
niece

Fort Gay, WV

#23 Nov 29, 2012
Who are you to say someone's story isn't true? You probably don't even know that person. But back to the subject yes its time the school stops wasting everyone's money. The bus drivers like the teachers will be caught in it too, nothing personal just cuts need to be made, its just how things go in every business and yes the school is a business.
Dave

Salyersville, KY

#24 Nov 29, 2012
I see I am not liked very well If I have Offended any body I will Be man enough to say I am SORRY for who ever I have wronged and made mad at me I do Know what you all are saying I do have to agree but just letting you all know my view which is not much and again I'M am SORRY for Offending anybody this is the first and last time I post anything on here
Lisa

Fort Gay, WV

#25 Nov 29, 2012
I do not think these are personal attacks just people saying that its time the wasting tax payer's money stops. A lot of money can be saved on fuel if the drivers have to leave their buses at school after the morning run. If a driver does not live on the route then NO they should not even take the bus home in the first place. We all know gas prices are high but we all deal with it and we all drive to and from work every day and do the best we can. God Bless
sleepless

United States

#26 Nov 29, 2012
The same should be done with the police in this town and county.
Bill

Fort Gay, WV

#27 Nov 29, 2012
Yep I agree with that sleepless. Way too much waste in this little town and the county, time to start cutting back like everyone else.
jim

Salyersville, KY

#28 Nov 29, 2012
everybody talks like ,just go out and get new drivers. I think people have forgot what this drivers are hauling. ARE KIDS. Just anybody should not be aloud to drive a school bus.If it takes letting them drive back home to keep them , they should . If the kids don't make it to school theres no reason to save money, yes the BOE needs to try to save money, but not on the bus drivers. Where does our kids have the most chance of getting hurt or killed .If anything they need to spend more money on the buses , and letting them drive home should be part of their pay.I don't know about you , but I don;t let my kids get in a car with just anybody.
Jack

Fort Gay, WV

#29 Nov 29, 2012
That cannot be part of their pay since not all bus drivers take buses home, that would be unfair and it's not like these drivers receive 6 months of training. Again the issue is the waste of fuel, which in one year could probably buy a couple of new buses so yes the children will benefit from it.
Bus

United States

#30 Nov 29, 2012
The post from Jim sounds like someone thats scared todeath this issue is going to end up costing him or someone their job. This will be brought before the BOE and if you have a name to submit of some healthy, experiences driver that can pass the drug test and isn't a child molester then submit that name for contact as a potential driver. Hey folk's there are countless numbers of guys and gals out there that have experience and would take the job in a new york minute. We have many laid off coal truck drivers and transporters that have the experience and can do the job and probably do it better than some are doing now. We have men and women working out of town that would move back here if they had something substantial like bus driving to earn a living on, it's a job folk's and you are not the only game in town don't ever get that idea, you can and should be replaced if you incist on being catered to like has been happening. No driver or anyone in admenistration should be furnished transportation like is happening now, the office staff should have to park their vehicles just like the drivers of the busses and they should be limited to use for school business ONLY. Folks lets show up at the meeting and make this issue get the attention it deserves and stop this waste.
Jon

Fort Gay, WV

#31 Nov 29, 2012
Look at the break-down of what everyone makes and their job, now it says one man is a Driver Trainer and he gets a salary BUT a mechanic is the one who actually gives the classes and takes the new drivers down to get their licenses sooo are we paying 2 different people to do the same job?
Peggy

Fort Gay, WV

#32 Nov 29, 2012
No one is saying that driving a school bus is an easy job, I am sure it isn't but the fact that so much money is being wasted in this department needs to be investigated. Nothing personal against anyone.
Busdriver2

United States

#33 Nov 29, 2012
Sounds like a Bunch of whining little pricks on here that that couldn't handle their jobs when they worked for LCBOE. Get over it.You couldn't handle a bus or the kids that's why you are gone.Bunch of babies.WHAAAAAAA
knowsit

Fort Gay, WV

#34 Nov 29, 2012
wow what a great example for a bus driver you are, wonder if he talks like that to the children? i think that #2 suits you because that's what you are full of. sounds like your free ride is gonna come to an end lol
Michelle

Pikeville, KY

#35 Nov 29, 2012
I know what we need to do. Build company housing and force all school employees to live in LCBOE company housing. Then we can cut salaries because we will be providing all employees with housing. Oh, and they can take their meals in the school cafeteria, the cooks will be there to prepare all meals since they will also be living in company housing. Since employees will only have to pay school lunch prices for all meals, we can reduce wages even more. Since all school employees will live in school housing they will no longer have homes and lawns to maintain so they can do grounds and maintenance around all the buildings, allowing us to eliminate all the maintenance and grounds personnel generating even more savings. Once all employees' lives are totally centered on the LCBOE's property there will be no need to pay them in cash at all, they can be paid in scrip that can be exchanged for goods and services at the Family Resource / Youth Service Centers. Employees will no longer need personal vehicles because they can travel using the mass transit system of off duty LC buses. All the employees will need to do is earn their bus usage but making the mandatory blood plasma donations each week and providing a doctor's excuse verifying the necessity of the travel. Of course the board will no longer provide health insurance since employees can visit the school nurses provided by Obamacare. No need to thank us Comrade School Workers.
Nana

Fort Gay, WV

#36 Nov 30, 2012
jim wrote:
everybody talks like ,just go out and get new drivers. I think people have forgot what this drivers are hauling. ARE KIDS. Just anybody should not be aloud to drive a school bus.If it takes letting them drive back home to keep them , they should . If the kids don't make it to school theres no reason to save money, yes the BOE needs to try to save money, but not on the bus drivers. Where does our kids have the most chance of getting hurt or killed .If anything they need to spend more money on the buses , and letting them drive home should be part of their pay.I don't know about you , but I don;t let my kids get in a car with just anybody.
First off a bus does not haul children it transports them to and from school. You haul hay, or coal, or livestock not children.
Second yes we have some wonderful bus drivers but then we have some that drive way too fast and are not safe!
Third there could be more bus drivers if they gave the classes more than once or twice a year, its as if they do not want to have any subs or new drivers.
Lastly no one makes someone drive a bus, if they cannot afford to drive and pick up the bus then they should get another job. I drive to Prestonsburg every day so they are alot better off than other who have to not just drive but drive a long way for their job.
Bottom line is the issue needs to be looked into and stopped if it it costing too much money.
Bus

United States

#37 Nov 30, 2012
I have heard the BOE is saying they can't afford to give our teachers a raise and I think it was rumored on topix that they were planning to strike awhile back, so why is it we have people that have spent 4 years in collage and the expense associated with that to get their degree in teaching yet we have maintainance and mechanics working for the BOE making as much or more than our teachers, now we see that our drivers are being furnished with transportation to and from work and allowed to run errands in the buses and probably syphen gas out for their own autos, I don't think thats a stretch to imagine they would do that. This is just deplorable and borders on fraud and theft when you concider the tax dollars we are putting out for this waste. If this situation isn't stopped in it's tracks folk's things are already out of control and just going to get worse, best get this looked into now.
sixers

Louisa, KY

#38 Nov 30, 2012
Jon wrote:
Look at the break-down of what everyone makes and their job, now it says one man is a Driver Trainer and he gets a salary BUT a mechanic is the one who actually gives the classes and takes the new drivers down to get their licenses sooo are we paying 2 different people to do the same job?
exactly! We knew this would happen the minute jim cooksey retired. They officially have 4 people (look it up) doing what jim cooksey did for years by himself. Wirh cooksey no longer there its costing the didtrict a fortune. Eddie michaels predicted this would happen and boy did he hit the nail on the head
Tammy

Fort Gay, WV

#39 Nov 30, 2012
To me they are just stealing money from our children, money that could go for books, class supplies, more food in the cafeteria, it might even be enough to hire a couple of teachers or at least a few more aides, cooks, or monitors.
MEB

Fort Gay, WV

#40 Nov 30, 2012
ok folks lets get it all out in the open....1. john thompson does NOTHING his secretary does it all and everyone working in transportation knows it so he is useless. 2. a woman bus driver takes extra runs but Does Not drive the bus her husband does it, most of the time she doesn't even go so if that bus is in an accident will the insurance pay? since the wrong person is driving the bus. 3. same husband is a bus mechanic that drives the big white work truck home day and night but also drives it home Every day for lunch. 4.small bus driver gets paid extra to pick up and drop off a child at a different time every day why are we paying him for this when we have a driver trainer sitting right there on salary that could do it? why pay another person? hes there so use him for this. 5. use the same driver trainer as a sub first instead of paying an extra sub when he just sits there at the garage. These are all FACTS look them up or ask around. I know because I worked there! Whenever this issue of taking buses home comes up all the drivers threathen to quit but thats just BS but thompson always backs down. They make fun of him and never do what he tells them to. They have it made and do not want people to know whats going on.

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