Bus route change has students riding ...

Bus route change has students riding 90 minutes

There are 61 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 3, 2008, titled Bus route change has students riding 90 minutes. In it, Newsday reports that:

A school bus picks up the first of about a dozen students in the South Huntington school district who attend St.

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abracadabra

Bayport, NY

#1 Dec 3, 2008
I've had the same situation - all I want from my district is transportation and books. And it can be like pulling teeth. The districts will do what they can to inconvenience parochial school parents. It's all about "the children"...just not your children. Stick to your guns and be the squeeky wheel. Your kids deserve nothing less.
puzzled

Brentwood, NY

#2 Dec 3, 2008
Doesn't your school district save money by not having to pay to educate your child? Shouldn't they be happy to only have to provide bus service and books?
ummm yea

Elmont, NY

#3 Dec 3, 2008
Mommy can drive them to there private school.
Shawn Nuzzo

Elizabeth, NJ

#5 Dec 3, 2008
I'm surprised that public school districts are forced to use tax dollars on chauffeuring students to far-off private schools.

Wouldn't this money be better spent in the school district from which the tax money was collected?
Bobby Johnson

Suffern, NY

#6 Dec 4, 2008
Here's a great idea.......Hey Brogan....drive your dears to the school yourself! Why should we get stuck with extra costs so your kids can go to a parochial school? Screw you.
Lorraine

Huntington Station, NY

#7 Dec 4, 2008
These parents pay the same school taxes as the other people in the district. The district is saving money on hiring more teachers to educate these students. Let them have the second bus!
Balldroppa Shea

Suffern, NY

#8 Dec 4, 2008
Why doesn't the superintendent drive them himself? He does nothing but sit in office,stuff his face and allow employees to suffer unwarrated harrassment for $250,000 annually.
Mike

Lakewood, NJ

#9 Dec 4, 2008
Not only is this discrimination, these students don't use the school district. I would love to see the breakdown of how the school district sees this bus run costs $36000 -$40000. Great numbers to flash around. Tell you what, I'll take my son to school to parochial school on my nickel, and you drop all school taxes? Sound fair?
UMMM NO

AOL

#10 Dec 4, 2008
This is why she wants to send them to a private school, so they learn how to spell!

It's "their" private school.
Now I see why they are shipping them to private schools in Oyster Bay!

It's just another example of an overpaid school superintendent saying "I make the rules", as well as the school board, usually a group of frustrated wannabe politicians, approving whatever he or she (the superintendent) says.

If they close the sports or music programs they can make up the money, but then you'll see what is really important to the select minority of a district. Give them the money, you know you have it in emergency reserves! Just make believe you need another football, basketball, baseball, etc., coach; better yet, another music teacher.

The real answer is the consolidation of school district on Long Island, but then who will go to those superintendent's conferences?

Combine districts
ummm yea wrote:
Mommy can drive them to there private school.
Timmy O Toole

Elizabeth, NJ

#11 Dec 4, 2008
My parents had to pay for the bus when I went to private school so stfu and be happy your fat arse dosent have to drive your precious little ctotch fruits 2x a day.

And how the hell is your kid "tired" after sitting on a bus doing nothing for 90 minutes?
Joe

Bronx, NY

#12 Dec 4, 2008
Let them go to public school if the ride is too long or maybe the district should send a private car?
Dont save in my backyard

Cross River, NY

#13 Dec 4, 2008
"It's unfair to put money before kids."
Undoubtedly from the same people who holler that if a neighborhood tries to rein in the totally out of control school budget increases, we are accused of 'taking it out on the children'.
Ah, yes. The very attitude that has us all in the economic mess we all suffer from: don't cut back on ME. MY kids are first. Cut spending, but on someone ELSE. MY kids deserve it.
Just wait until the real cuts come in the town and county governments.
Dan

New York, NY

#14 Dec 4, 2008
ummm yea wrote:
Mommy can drive them to there private school.
Maybe you needed private school...then again, educating you was not "there" problem.
Bill

New York, NY

#15 Dec 4, 2008
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
Kids used to walk to school at one time. It's healthier and cheaper than the bus.
And everyone's doors were unlocked, the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and the subway cost a nickel...
Steve

New York, NY

#16 Dec 4, 2008
Mike wrote:
Not only is this discrimination, these students don't use the school district. I would love to see the breakdown of how the school district sees this bus run costs $36000 -$40000. Great numbers to flash around. Tell you what, I'll take my son to school to parochial school on my nickel, and you drop all school taxes? Sound fair?
Sounds great.

And I'll stop paying taxes that go for your roadways because I live in The City and don't own a car.

Why should I pay for YOUR roads? These are roads I'LL never use!
Diogenes

Coram, NY

#17 Dec 4, 2008
The people placing their children in "special" schools do so knowing the consequences. I have had the opportunity in the past of going to a "magnet" school which took a long bus trip and two trains to get there in the 90 minute trip. I used the trip home to begin doing my home work and the trip in to study. Maybe these people want their little heirs to be transported individually because they are saving the school system money by removing a student. They also feel they would pay the full costs of tranportation if they were absolved from the payment of school taxes. I bet they wouldn't allow the same consideration for the people who don't have children in the system for other reasons (childless or older individuals).
why

Middle Island, NY

#18 Dec 4, 2008
If this is a private school why is taxpayer money being used at all?
Liz

Bronxville, NY

#19 Dec 4, 2008
Aren't there Catholic schools in the vicinity of South Huntington? If it's such a hassle to go to Oyster Bay then transfer to a school that's closer to home.
Gary

United States

#20 Dec 4, 2008
If these ahole parents want their kids to go to a private school they should have to pay to transport them there themselves
PCisIntelectualT errorism

East Quogue, NY

#21 Dec 4, 2008
When non-religious public education first began in the US it was said:"He who opens a public school, closes a prison." Well, we have since opened thousands of public schools, but we've closed no prisons.

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