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Amount of time kids are supposed to be on a school bus? Where can I find this info??

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lainey1802 Wed 03-Sep-08 10:14:39

I am worried about the length of time my son spends on his school bus. The school is only around the corner and he is usually first pick up/last drop off. The bus used to come at 7.55am, then 7.50am then last few weeks of term at 7.45am!!! They have put 3 more kids on the bus and I am concerned what time they may give me for tomorrow - eekk!

Where can I find out the county's own policy on how long our children are supposed to be on the bus for - I need to be able to quote the county's own policy back to them and sort out a sensible time for pick up. Or shall I just put him to sleep in his school uniform to save time????

Any advice gratefully received.

busybeingmum Wed 03-Sep-08 13:06:13

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Mitchell81 Wed 03-Sep-08 13:38:50

I don't have any facts, but we were told no longer than 45 minutes on the transport.

vjg13 Wed 03-Sep-08 13:46:44

We were told no longer than 1 hour so it must vary place to place.

theheadgirl Wed 03-Sep-08 14:33:17

We were also told one hour, I would contact your council to ask their policy on it.

FioFio Wed 03-Sep-08 17:04:03

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LollipopViolet Wed 03-Sep-08 17:36:26

I was told it was 2 hours for my college, when I was on transport (last 2 years). Might also vary by age of child/children?

2shoes Wed 03-Sep-08 17:59:13

dd leaves school at 3.30 and normaly gets home about 4- 4.30
once when she was very late I rang and was told that they had until 5 to drop her home!!

lainey1802 Wed 03-Sep-08 18:50:07

Thanks for all your advice, I will wait and see what time the bus turns up in the morning and even if the escort phones tonight to tell me the intended pick up time - here's hoping.....???

I think I will have to go on Hampshire County Council website and see if I can do some research on times allowed on the bus. It's just ridiculous when they load more kids on the existing buses as County obviously don't want to pay out for more buses - tight or what?


pinkcandyfloss Wed 03-Sep-08 21:13:44

I'm not sure either but ds1 usually gets picked up at around 7.55 and there are already a few children on the bus.
He's only just 5 and I was worried also about the time but he seems to be ok, just always heads straight to the loo when he gets in!
Am also wondering if it will be earlier if new children are on there.

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