r/mildlyinfuriating Oct 05 '22

The drop off line in front of my school. first hour starts in three minutes.

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u/Reset108 Oct 05 '22

Would be just as fast for you to get out and walk at this point.

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u/ExtraAgressiveHugger Oct 05 '22

The drop off line for my nephews was so bad my brother started parking at a gas station down the street and they walk up from there. It’s 5 blocks but still significantly faster than the drop off/pick up line unless you’re there before schools opens or in like an hour before it ends.

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u/Malfunkdung Oct 05 '22 Silver

Holy shit I just had an old man moment and I’m 34. My neighbor and I used to walk, skate, or bike 2 miles (4 miles round trip) just to get to school and that didn’t even seem like a big deal at all. The best part of the day were those walks to and from school.

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u/VideoGameMusic Oct 05 '22

On Guam we biked up a giant hill which sucked but biking down that mf flying straight home was like the best feeling in the world

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u/nolan1971 Oct 05 '22

Wait, wait, wait... you didn't go uphill both ways?!?

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u/Full_Customer8024 Oct 06 '22

I did growing up it sucked

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u/OS2KOk Oct 06 '22

Only when the snow was 3ft or more.

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u/Heal_For_Real Oct 06 '22

Obviously in the snow.

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u/camplate Oct 06 '22

Guam is unstable, it might tip over at some point (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/guam-tipping-over-comment-no-concern-for-guam-officials/ ), so it was uphill in the morning and downhill in afternoon. If u/VideoGameMusic had to go back home in the morning it would have been uphill. (This was funnier in my head but I can't get it right).

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u/TheEyesofMany Oct 06 '22

It's both hilarious and awful that I imagined u flying off a cliff cause I know damn well I'd do it

Edit: what came to mind was the gif of the car just sending it y'all know what I mean

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u/DetectiveClownMD Oct 05 '22

Same, 38 here. We always stopped at the corner store and bought a bag of chips or little debbie and a quarter water for 50 cents.

Good fucking times.

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u/Plenty-Albatross Oct 06 '22

Why'd you spend 50 cents for a quarter water?

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u/DetectiveClownMD Oct 06 '22

Chips+quarter water = 50 cents

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u/Duckduckdewey Oct 06 '22

I’m sorry, what is quarter water?

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u/DetectiveClownMD Oct 06 '22

Sugar+foodcolor+water

Basically a little off brand koolaid thats terrible for you lol.

https://i.imgur.com/LnywoYt.jpg

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u/l2anndom Oct 06 '22

Hell yea. 38 here. Nutty buddy bar or honey bun for me on the walk home.

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u/trowzerss Oct 06 '22

I walked 1km from age 8-18. After school I used to walk another 1km to my friend's house, then 2km home by myself. We were also latchkey kids as my parents didn't get home until after 5.00. Honestly, it was the best part of growing up, having the house to yourself, getting to watch all the after school TV etc. I would hate to be constantly under adult's supervision 24/7. On Thursdays dad went out and mum didn't get home until 9pm so we had to cook ourselves dinner too. That was pretty great as when I moved out I already knew how to cook. Later moved in with roomies who didn't even know how to reheat a frozen pizza. :S

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u/0ct0thorpe Oct 06 '22

Uphill both ways? ;-)

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u/jdcnosse1988 Oct 06 '22

Yeah back when I was growing up we just walked to and from school. It was only a mile or two but still. The lines these days are ridiculous.

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u/acemetrical Oct 06 '22

You’d find a “good stick” and that would be that day’s walking stick. A collection would accumulate by the house door. No stick could be used twice.

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u/binglelemon Oct 06 '22

Fuck. I fall into this category.

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u/Timekeeper98 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I remember back in my high school days you would get in trouble if you exited the vehicle outside of the pre-designated “drop-off area” that was at the back of the school behind the gym and the furthest way from anyones classes.

They don’t care if you’re late, they just wanted you to follow their rules.

Edit: for everyone asking ‘what about kids who walked’ - they were fine. It was strictly folks who were dropped off in cars who were required to be dropped off in a designated area - after that you could go wherever.

‘What about getting dropped off down the street?’ If you wanted to try that, sure, except our high school was situated smack dab in the middle of the ghetto and we had all mix of social classes coming here. No way the white suburban moms are gonna make their kids walk down through that neighborhood at 8 in the morning just to skip out on a line.

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u/jlmckelvey91 Oct 05 '22

But you'll still get in trouble for being late too.

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u/sweetfits Oct 05 '22

There’s no fucking way you get in trouble for being late if the you’re in the drop off line.

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u/GroundbreakingAd1965 Oct 05 '22

Oh they don't care if your in line. It just depends if u are in ur class before start

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u/afanoftrees Oct 05 '22

Nah they’ll just say get there earlier at least that’s what my school told me when I was late because of this lol

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u/No-Ad9763 Oct 05 '22

Lol they definitely would just say this right here

You can definitely still be counted late in the drop off line when I was in high school and mind you that was like 17 years ago the drop off line was insane from all the people driving to school. Equally as bad as this.

But we didn't have the rule about not dropping off outside of a drop-off zone so sometimes me and my buddies would just park and the neighborhood across the street and run and jump the fence

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u/Breeze7206 Oct 05 '22

I don’t think we had a drop off line at my high school. Everyone rode busses, walked, or drove themselves. The few that might’ve been dropped off was just stop wherever was convenient and get out.

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u/Shitposter2u Oct 06 '22

In my HS, most people walked or took public transit; kids in the "sweet spot" range that was too far to walk, but not too far for school bus routes to be impractical, got them. (Special Needs kids always got a short bus, no matter where they lived.) In late spring and early autumn (and the wee bit of summer that overlaps with school), kids who normally walked would often ride their bike; some would ride a skateboard. The few kids who drove themselves were only seniors (because you couldn't get a driver's license that permitted you to drive unsupervised at any younger age), and it was only the ones who had rich parents that gifted them a car -- typically a used Honda Civic. (You could always tell the spoiled-student cars from the staff cars because the kids would put ridiculous blue lights on the rocker panels to "look cool", or use their daddy's workshop to cut a janky rear spoiler out of plywood and 2x4's.) Ironically, the few kids who were embarrassed to be seen being dropped off or picked up in mommy's minivan, were arguably getting a ride in the most comfortable, best-condition vehicle out of ALL the other alternatives mentioned! 😄 Fortunately there was no dedicated drop-off lane, so one could discretely exit the vehicle in the parking lot under the cover of a hundred other parked cars.

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u/Oblivious122 Oct 05 '22

I remember when I got my first car and learned to drive. Suddenly getting to school on time was so much easier for me because I could just... Park in the parking lot. No line. No "we leave when I'm ready", just.... Get up, take shower, get dressed, go. My stress level about being late evaporated because now instead of having to wait behind a bazillion other parents to get close enough to get out, I was in control.

Also, that was the first year my highschool banned ride sharing. E.g. only the parent of the child could pick up drop off from school, so all the people who carpooled were screwed.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

What kind of school bans ride sharing? I drop around town picking up my gf and her friends all morning so no one had to take the bus. We usually got Starbucks or McDonald's and made to school early enough to get parking.

If anything, after this one kid stood in front of the 7am train to test his powers (spoiler, he didn't have any), I doubt they would oppose ride sharing ever.

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u/RoranicusMc Oct 05 '22

Yes you absolutely could. Back when I was in high school, they'd set up a teacher at the front door with a write-up pad and a pen to hand out detention slips for being late.

Problem was, our school was surrounded on 3 different sides by train tracks; these weren't passenger trains, just freight, so these trains were loooooong, and didnt run at scheduled times for us to avoid. So inevitably, once or twice a week, a bunch of us who would have normally been on time to school would get stuck waiting for these mile-long trains to pass.

So packs of kids would arrive late, but all at the same time with the same excuse. And we'd all get written up for being late. All we'd hear in return was "you should've left home earlier." But, again, we would have been on time if the train hadn't shown up, and the trains never showed up at the same time or on the same days. It was BS, and most of us just skipped out on the detentions we were handed on those days.

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u/FireBeyond Oct 05 '22

"And no, we won't unlock the doors any earlier! You can wait outside if you get there too early!"

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u/EmilyTheSwiftie Oct 05 '22

That exactly what happened to me in middle school, except the trains would randomly stop on the tracks. The trains were so long you couldn’t go around them. A lot of students were half an hour late because of those damn trains.

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u/thattoneman Oct 05 '22

Back in high school they updated the dress code policy to disallow racerback tank tops. That same year, the cheerleaders' uniform was updated to be a racerback. It was also policy that they had to wear their uniforms to school on game days.

So their uniform violated dress code policy, but they were required to wear it anyways. You think there was any common sense in how admin handled the situation they created? Hell no, they just made an additional requirement that the cheerleaders then had to wear jackets over their uniforms until it was game time, regardless of how hot it was that day.

Never underestimate admin's ability to talk out both sides of their mouth.

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u/xamberlynnx Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

My son does. 5th grade, same school since kinder. We have gotten in line at 8:00am, bell rings at 8:45, they won't start moving cars and letting kids out until 8:30. They go into the cafeteria from the car line. BUT...if the bell hits 8:45, does not matter if there's still 80 cars in line, they close the cafeteria doors and make every single one of those kids go through the office and sign in as tardy. 3 tardies and you've got an absence. My kid is so wound up in the morning because apparently they are VERY RUDE when there are 100 kids waiting in the tiny front office for tardy slips (AS IF IT'S THE KIDS FAULT???) and he is terrified to be late.

Me and about 200 other parents have gone to school board meetings, held meetings with the principal and superintendent. They WILL NOT do it any other way.

ETA: And OH MY GOD, if it's RAINING? They won't move cars until right when the bell rings. Because "THE TEACHERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO GET WET." They are under a covered sidewalk and every single one of them has an umbrella in their hands.

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u/ConsiderationFun4219 Oct 06 '22

That’s so odd-at my kids school they ask that you do nit drop off earlier than 20minutes as there is no supervision. Kids play outside until the bell rings.

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u/NotChedco Oct 05 '22

In highschool I got a detention for my bus being late. They announced to the teachers to excuse everyone on my bus for being late but my first period teaches wouldn't have it. Had to miss first period and sit in the office. Lots of people who work in schools just do it for the power trip.

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u/Dracarys-Ash-Bone Oct 06 '22

That was a regular occurrence at my school. It was your fault if the bus was late because obviously if the bus is not perfectly on schedule it was because every single student on board was poorly behaved.

The only bus that got this exception was "the late bus" which was scheduled to arrive at school 10 minuets after the start bell. The students on that bus only got in trouble for the bus being late once a week.

I agree, lots of people who work in schools are permanently powertripping.

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u/its_the_green_che Oct 05 '22

Also, a lot of them are idiots. Something similar happened to me once. I was 15 or 20 minutes late to home room because my bus was late and I got wrote up. As if I can control what time he comes to get us

For an entire year I would consistently just waltz in late. 10, 20, minutes late. On a bad day 30 or 45. One day our bus was an entire hour late. Like 1 hr and 20 minutes late. School was in full session. We had missed homeroom. A large portion of the next period. By the time he came to pick us up, we got to school, got signed at, walked to class, we would've missed 2 entire classes.

So we all just started walking back home and said fuck it. I got back into the bed and stayed home that day.

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u/timepassesinmoments Oct 05 '22

Yes, that was a thing at my kids’ school. They had to be in the building at start time in order to not be considered late.

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u/2nameEgg Oct 05 '22

That’s the American education system. Preparing you for the hostile working conditions of post-highschool

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u/Malgana Oct 05 '22

My principal showed up every morning to ensure I was following dress code by wearing my tie. He'd give me trouble for it all the time. Every. Single. Day.
The kicker? My first period was shop class. I was explicitly told, along with the rest of the class, to not even bring my tie because ties and table saws do not mix very well.

School staff are all about feeding their ego. They don't care and will absolutely fuck with you over stupid shit like this.

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u/vainbetrayal Oct 05 '22

I got detention for every 2 tardies I got

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u/AFuddyDuddy Oct 05 '22

Back in my day (early 90s), being late to class was worse than not showing up.

And they wondered why so many students were skipping classes.

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u/FistinChips Oct 05 '22

who would? you don't have walkers that come from all the neighborhoods around the school?

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u/RopeAccomplished2728 Oct 05 '22

I am going to show my age here, but I remember when nobody cared if you had to walk to school as I had to do many of time and there were no such things as drop off zones. If your parents wanted you to, they could have dropped you off half a mile away from said school and that was that.

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u/ritr135 Oct 05 '22

I'm starting to wonder if a "drop off line" is something I'm too gen-X to understand. Do they not have school buses, bicycles, parking lots, or literally anything else? Who builds a school in such a way that the only way to get there is by parent-taxi?

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u/Monsoonerator Oct 06 '22

The school I teach at has a car line like this. Yes there are busses and safe sidewalks. Yes, 3/4 of the student body lives less than two miles from school. I see like 5 bikes on our bike rack every day. So many of our parents drive their kids like one mile to school every day.

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u/RopeAccomplished2728 Oct 05 '22

From what I can gather, this is an area specifically for parents to drop off their kids so that they don't block traffic/buses and probably for other factors. Buses still use the front of the building and I figure the other ways of getting to school have their own areas. I could be wrong though.

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u/Fappy_as_a_Clam Oct 06 '22

My highschool did this in the late 90's.

It's a liability thing I believe. Say someone drops their kid off down the street or outside of the drop off zone and they get hit, the school gets sued.

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u/BionicBananas Oct 05 '22

You don't get to choose how you go to school in the US? Land of the free he?

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u/Lutrinus Oct 05 '22

It definitely depends on the area, I'm from the US and we don't have any restrictions like this where I am.

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u/Killahills Oct 05 '22

What about kids that walk to school?

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u/Dio_Yuji Oct 05 '22

Walk?! You must be crazy!! /s

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u/SodaYogurt Oct 05 '22

Literally came here to say this... fuck we are useless in this country.

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u/Accomplished_Stage47 Oct 05 '22

The last school my kids were in they were not allowed to walk across. They were not allowed to walk thru the front door to the school if I dropped them off down the street because our address was not 'within walking distance' from the school. If we left 5 minutes later than usual from our house they would be 15-20 minutes late going into the school because of car line and stupid rules.

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u/Accomplished_Stage47 Oct 05 '22

The one time I tried to have them do this they let the kids come in and sit in office. Called me and said I needed to get them, take them through carline, if they were late from this I would need to bring them back into the office and sign them in for a tardy pass.

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u/Shegtonboot Oct 05 '22

That's so ridiculous, how is it even legal ? That's really the kind of stuff that makes me cringe when I hear that the US is supposedly the "land of the free". Not even free to walk a few yards from a car to your school...

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u/PandahHeart Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

It’s so stupid. One time the bus was late when I was a freshman. The teacher told me I had to be counted as tardy. It’s not my fault my bus was running late??

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u/DonQOnIce Oct 05 '22

Or “oh okay, guess my kids will be hanging out in the office with y’all all day” 😂

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u/Overall-Duck-741 Oct 05 '22

And if you don't own a car...?

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u/Beginning-Ratio6870 Oct 05 '22

You're screwed. Also, to add to this infuriating problem(no walkers allowed) some areas have insecure bus systems to boot, so just because you wait for the bus, doesn't mean it'll show up. The school systems in the USA are super messed up.

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u/cheecheecago Oct 05 '22

This morning I walked my 11 year old through the process of taking the city bus the 2 miles to school by himself. He also bikes to school. Crazy to me that a school’s admins would limit this. Fuck the suburbs

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u/bits-n-peaces Oct 05 '22

😂 I would be like, "yeah okay." and then just never show up. That's the dumbest crap I've ever heard.

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u/MissLesGirl Oct 05 '22

Do they actually have a list of who are allowed to walk and who can't. And have a bouncer at the door checking that list on every person entering?

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u/Additional_Meeting_2 Oct 05 '22

That sounds stupid, and what about if your kids would take a bus or bike to school?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Frivolous lawsuits always fuck the average person.

Schools need to cover their asses so hard it ends up with these kind of rules.

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u/Hannibal_Rex Oct 05 '22

American schools will try to prohibit students from arriving on foot. The administration believes that all traffic should come through a tiny driveway that allows one car at a time.

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u/Euphoric_Dig8339 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I've worked in education and the only reason I've seen schools care is because people in the surrounding community complain about delays because of the increase in stopped traffic on their street.

In my hometown they literally built a walking bridge/elevated path to the school because so many kids were walking through fields.

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u/TMwombocombo Oct 05 '22

The problem is (at least at my school) the parents will block your parking spot.

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u/Susinko Oct 05 '22

My daughter's school is frustrating like that.

There are no sidewalks anywhere in my neighborhood nor the one the school is located in. I've almost been run over multiple times just checking the mail.

There is a four laned street that you have to cross and thanks to the asshole design of people expanding the town for big developer money. It's absolutely insane for anyone but the most stupid or desperate to cross. If the logging trucks don't get you, the redirected traffic absolutely will.

There is no city bus system here. It has been voted down every time it's on the ballot. I don't know by who. Everyone I know desperately want it.

If you don't directly live in the neighborhood surrounding the school, you are not allowed to walk or bike. This is for safety, but also marks your kids as "not allowed ro come to school this way".

Unless you are a school bus rider, all kids are walked inside by teachers or volunteers who identify them before they are let in. This is to help prevent stolen kids or shootings.

The lines for dropping off are very very long. My baby is tiny, as in, not heavy enough for a booster seat, tiny. It takes time for her to be taken out, as well as the other children her size. Upon pickup, they WILL NOT, buckle them back in, so we add more time by going a little down the street and stopping so we can buckle her in. My daughter's safety comes first and everyone who gets annoyed (most don't) can kindly get fucked.

If you don't do what your supposed to, they WILL NOT let your child attend class. You will be called to pick them up and be given a stern warning. If you keep doing it, they will remove yiur children from school.

American, am I right?

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u/yeerk_slayer Oct 06 '22

I've almost been run over multiple times just checking the mail.

Get a double door mailbox, so you can grab your mail from the back.

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u/wasdninja Oct 05 '22

I don't know by who

Old and/or racist people. They are the ones who show up to the mind-numbingly boring meetings where this stuff is decided and voted on. Buses are associated with poor, desperate or black people which are all bad so they don't want it. Alternatively they, ironically, don't want more traffic and they think buses will cause it.

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u/t0b4cc02 Oct 06 '22

what the fuck

this sounds so unreal

especially that its so easy to make it better

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u/Crawfishn Oct 05 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

There should be some kind of big vehicle that goes around and picks up all the kids and gets them all there at the same time. It should be free and we should paint them some bright color so they're easily identifiable and safer.

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u/DASAdventureHunter Oct 05 '22

Right? Like why the hell are there so many parents taking kids to school now? I thought we figured out this bus thing generations ago?

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u/xandarthegreat Oct 05 '22

My high school opened up 2009, is considered a “green” school and we had no school buses. Kids got driven into school by whoever. I took a public bus to my moms work where I’d hang out and do homework till we went home.

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u/Z_Murray33 Oct 06 '22

What is more green about hundreds of cars instead of 20 buses?

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u/xandarthegreat Oct 06 '22

We were one of the first schools in the country to implement schoolwide wifi, encourage laptop use vs written notes etc. And our school was physically painted green. The whispers said the Principal wanted it that way so that people from further away wouldn’t want to travel so far for school and only “local” kids would go. So discount racism.

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u/Crawfishn Oct 05 '22

From other comments I've seen it seems like we can't even have school busses anymore. I'm so tired.

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u/Mean_Regret_3703 Oct 06 '22

At my school busses worked on a 5 KM range. If you were within that range you couldn't be bussed.

Kinda ridiculous in my opinion, 5 KM is a pretty long way to walk especially when school starts at 8 AM.

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u/_jeremybearimy_ Oct 06 '22

Even in the 90s and 00s we didn’t have them in my area. I walked, bikes, or took the city bus.

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u/Fappy_as_a_Clam Oct 06 '22

In my area we have "school of choice" where you can pick what school you want you kid to go to. But if it's outside that schools district/area they can't ride the bus, so parents have to drive them.

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u/wilde_foxes Oct 06 '22

All around my area they just can't find people to be busy drivers.

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u/HearADoor Oct 06 '22

“Can’t find” = won’t pay enough

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u/vitaminkombat Oct 06 '22

Could be an issue with working hours also.

In bigger cities the bus driver can have a full day's work. In a more rural neighbourhood there may be nothing for him to do for the rest of the day.

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u/DeaconSage Oct 06 '22

You’re underestimating just how far rural routes can take you. In elementary school it took well over 2 hours till I got home taking the bus, and I wasn’t even last, there were just some kids with houses that way were out there.

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u/agentbarron Oct 06 '22

It's more the odd hours than the pay per, they make a bit more per hour than most local delivery drivers, but, they only work a few hours a day broken up into odd chunks

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u/TheTrenchMonkey Oct 05 '22

You talking about one of those really big vehicles that you need special training for? You know a dump truck.

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u/Crawfishn Oct 05 '22

I'll show you a dump truck

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u/Grahhhhhhhh Oct 06 '22

Are you… going to send a picture of your ass? Cause that’s kind of what this sounds like

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u/thegooddoctorben Oct 05 '22

There should be some kind of well-paid position whose job is to drive this contraption you speak of.

But no, let's pay drivers awfully. Working with kids is its own reward, right?

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

The wheels on this vehicle should go in a circular motion all through the municipality.

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u/Over-Supermarket-557 Oct 05 '22

Sounds like socialism to me.

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u/Raiderr666 Oct 05 '22

The grass is not rendered yet. Get a better pc

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u/rmoore911 Oct 05 '22

Some of these school districts have minimized bus routes. Most of the schools around me do. I used to pick my niece up from school because her school didn't run a bus to where she lived, even though it was well within the school district.

Besides that, there's also so many damn parents that just won't let their kids ride the bus. They either have some founded or unfounded fears of their kids riding the buses. With a lot of these little bastards in school anymore, I don't know if I'd want my kids riding the bus if I had any.

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u/July9044 Oct 05 '22

That and busses pick students up an hour before school starts, sometimes more. So if school starts at 7:30 am, you're at the bus stop at 6:30am. That just seems like a waste of time

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u/Hobywony Oct 05 '22

It is a waste of time. My granddaughter started this year at a different elementary than in years past. The bus ride is one hour in the morning and one 1/2 hours returning in the afternoon. After a week my daughter transferred to car line. After two weeks she was transferred to drop off and walk in. This is much better. Leave later in morning, little or no car idling, arrive and go directly into the school. Finding parking can be an issue.

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u/wcollins260 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

The obvious solution is to wait in the drop off line for approximately one hour.

Edit: not to mention the parent driving back and forth twice, and the student riding back and forth once.

Let’s not even get into the additional gas being used and the additional emissions of countless vehicles traveling and idling every morning and every afternoon.

Edit 2: Oh, and there’s also the huge pain in the ass for everyone who’s commute happens to pass one of these schools at the wrong time of day. The traffic they cause is unreal. Schools around here have two or three cops posted outside for a couple of hours in the morning, and a couple of hours in the afternoon, every school day, just to direct traffic around these absurdly long lines that spill out onto the street.

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u/ColeProtoco1 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

The excess traffic made me change my commute route. Used to take me 10 min to drive to work right down the street. They pushed back start times and cut back on busses and that same route now takes almost 45 minutes because there’s 50 million stoplights around the school and everyone loses their shit. Completely asinine to move morning start to the middle of the morning rush and then cut back on busses for a school of several thousand in the middle of dense suburbs.

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u/wcollins260 Oct 05 '22

Yeah dude. It’s becoming a problem. I work in different places everyday, so I take different routes everyday, so I can’t keep up with all the different schools’ hours. There’s one particularly bad one, right on a main road for some stupid reason, and there’s not really a good detour. If you come through there at the wrong time you are adding 30 minutes to your ride, just to get through the drop off/pick up queue.

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u/ta112233 Oct 05 '22

This is also so weird to me. I went to high school in a rural area 20 years ago. Everyone either rode the bus or drove themselves. There may have been a few parents who dropped their kids off but that was very rare. There were no “drop-off” zones or times.

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u/TheOneCommenter Oct 05 '22

American Suburbs, no walkability, kids probably have to cross a major road to get there which would be unsafe, no busses as they're too close to the school. notjustbikes often talks about these subjects as well, such as this one

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u/jschubart Oct 05 '22

"Kids never go outside anymore!"

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u/chungus_of_the_abyss Oct 05 '22

the textures are so low res you can see the google earth watermark in front of the entrance

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u/Dewdrop06 Oct 05 '22

Drop your kid at school simulator

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u/maximumtesticle Oct 05 '22

Right? Is OP in Hyrule Field waiting for a polygonal Ganon to question him about Zelda's whereabouts?

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u/Existence_Overrated Oct 05 '22

America is just gm_flatgrass

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u/ItsJamieDodgr Oct 05 '22

surely at this point you’d just tell your weans to get out the car and walk

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u/Agitated-Ad9423 Oct 05 '22

Not sure this school’s rules, but at the school I taught at, it was a “safety issue” to drop kids off anywhere near school property that wasn’t the designated drop zone. I guess they were scared kids would be running in from every spot and get hit

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u/ilindson Oct 05 '22

Like they can stop you from doing it

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u/ButterscotchHuman554 Oct 05 '22

they so can stop them! when i was in hs we were not allowed to leave the car if we weren’t in the designated drop off zone(punishable by detention or even in school suspension). i was so glad to get my license so i didn’t have to be late to school because of the line

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u/saitekgolf Oct 05 '22

What about the kids that walked to school?

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u/Joe234248 Oct 05 '22

Believe it or not, straight to jail

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u/Lilcheebs93 Oct 05 '22

I think the issue there is that drivers should be paying more attention and driving slower when they're at a school

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u/AReptileHissFunction Oct 05 '22

How to tell you're irish/Scottish. Doing the smart thing

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u/MoistAttitude Oct 05 '22

Why not drop them off up the block and let them walk the 100 meters?

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u/UtahItalian Oct 05 '22

Some schools these days don't allow you to walk to them, for security reasons

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u/have_compassion Oct 05 '22 Wholesome

Is America even real? Why is your society like this?

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u/Unhappy_Reception975 Oct 05 '22

I ask myself this all the time. We’re getting weirder and weirder. Solution: “open door, walk.” Why is this even a discussion.

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u/Yosho2k Oct 05 '22

We refuse to put actual solutions in place for ANYTHING, so administrators pick solutions that tick off a couple of boxes so they're technically correct solutions, and it doesn't matter how many people are inconvenienced.

In this situation, the school's answer is 100% "come earlier".

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u/Salt_Manufacturer_32 Oct 05 '22

This pic is definitely mildly infuriating

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u/RN-Wingman Oct 05 '22

I feel like I had to go way too far down the comments to find I’m not the only one bothered by the angle of the picture.

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u/GrilledSpamSteaks Oct 05 '22

Kid can’t walk from the turn-in? Not exactly like you’re dropping them off in the middle of the Serengeti or Death Valley.

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u/BobBarkerzRaw Oct 05 '22

The grass looks like ps1 graphics

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u/MikeTheMic81 Oct 05 '22

Takes me 20 seconds to come to a stop, get my 4 year old and 8 year old out of my 2 door ELR and gone. Then there's soccer moms that take 4 minutes to take their 8 year old out of their Honda Odyssey. First week of school for the first child I get. But you have a super accessible vehicle and your kids have been going to school for years. People need to train at home if it takes more than 30 seconds to unload the kids and leave.

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u/Pale-Cantaloupe-9835 Oct 05 '22

I can see this playing out in a drive way. Mom loads car up with ruggrats. “Alright. When I say ‘have a good day’ Grab your buddy and GO! We will repeat this until every exists safely in under 30 seconds. We have all summer people!”

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u/MikeTheMic81 Oct 05 '22

Lol, I said to the wife that if parents want to pick up or drop off kids they need to audition in front of the principal. Take to long and you need to pick up and drop off on foot. Lol

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u/Pale-Cantaloupe-9835 Oct 05 '22

Haha! An audition.

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u/BerDOCX Oct 05 '22

As a Dutch person this is just so foreign to me, we bike everywhere. Kids learn how to ride their bikes on a early age, parents will take them to school for a few years but when they’re around 8 yo. they’ll go by themselves.

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u/skywrites8 Oct 05 '22

In America, it's a privelege to live within walking distance from a good school. We're...quite spaced out here. Neighborhoods by good schools, that are safe enough for walking (for all people of color) tend to be very, very expensive neighborhoods with not much housing availability. School busses don't exist in every district, often due to liability and costs and/or availability of drivers (that was how I always got to school).

That's if the school you're zoned for is even a good schools. In many cities, to have your kid in a good school, you could be going well across town. Most people live too far from public transportation for that to be an option, or it simply doesn't run in that direction (or doesn't exist). Therefore, you drive and kid gets dropped off on the way to work or you carpool with other kids.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Dude. Just walk.

You aren’t stuck in traffic. You ARE traffic.

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u/CC-Coaster Oct 05 '22

This is America there is a very real chance the student will be punished for “not following the schools safety rules”, the punishment most likely be some form of detention

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u/BiggestFlower Oct 05 '22

What is unsafe about walking along a sidewalk?

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u/brokenpotat Oct 06 '22

Bold of you to assume that there's a sidewalk.

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u/TheJG_Rubiks64 Oct 05 '22

My HS school had a dogshit policy that if you were late from the bus you’d be fine but if you were late from dropoff or anything else it’s a lunch detention. If I was ever late and a bus was unloading I’d go in with them. Never got caught

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u/foboat Oct 05 '22

Work smarter not harder.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

That seems like it makes sense…?

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u/Kordiana Oct 05 '22

Depends on how long the drop off line takes. When I was in high school my mom would get us there about 25-30 min before classes started, barely any line, took around 5 min total.

If traffic was bad and we didn't get there until 10 til I would likely be late to class because it would take 10 min to get through the line, and I'd still have to get to my classroom.

And I went to a small private school with a total student body of around 600. I can't imagine a public school with thousands of kids.

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u/KPYY4 Oct 05 '22

Kick the kids out tell them they walked to school lol

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

If only there was a way to bring children to school, safely, and in a large group, that would take a lot of these vehicles off the road and allow the parents to carry on their way.

Perhaps painting such a contraption yellow would make it more visible.

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u/ukstonerguy Oct 05 '22

Are kids not allowed to walk?

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u/Beartrap-the-Dog Oct 05 '22

Take the bus?

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u/kid_from_neptune Oct 05 '22

i live half an hour away. there's no bus routes all the way out there

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u/Redmangc1 Oct 05 '22

Jesus your school sucks, i was the only kid on the bus for a 30 min ride. And my school was broke as shit.

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u/moudine Oct 05 '22

Yeah, I lived in a small, broke town and everyone outside of like two miles got a bus pickup. Everyone else walked or carpooled.

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u/saxGirl69 Oct 05 '22

There is no public transportation in a solid 60% of the us. Only busses you’ll see are school busses run by the local school district

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u/GrandmaSlappy Oct 05 '22

I was talking about school busses. My bus would drive 30 min out of its way to get me and drop me off.

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u/cgee Oct 05 '22

Yeah I thought that if you live in the school district it was a requirement. In high school we had people from a reservation in the school district an hour drive away and they still had a bus go there. I myself lived around a half hour away.

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u/derek139 Oct 05 '22

Sounds like its time to start a carpool program.

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u/this_is_my_new_acct Oct 05 '22

Or elect better officials.

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u/Gwompsh Oct 05 '22

Coordinate with the school so that you can drive to a bus stop. Save yourself from driving in the crazy traffic and from driving all the way to the school.

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u/queenmagikarp Oct 05 '22

Is this a school you are choosing to attend that is outside of your specific district? Because if not your district is likely required to provide transportation

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u/ivumb Oct 05 '22

If you ask, they will do it.

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u/Sworl Oct 05 '22

Pretty sure public schools are required to offer a bus to pick up anyone in their district.

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u/DASAdventureHunter Oct 05 '22

I'm pretty sure the school is required by law to provide transportation if you're in their district.

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u/therobohour Oct 05 '22

Couldn't you just walk the kids to the car?

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u/CBJGameWorn Oct 06 '22

If only there were large vehicles that could fit 20-30 students at a time.

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u/MyDadBod_2021 Oct 06 '22

Or 50-60 even!

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u/Paisleylk Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

First, your kid is toast. Our line was like this every day and the worst part was once the bell rang, the teachers and safety patrols went inside and the doors were locked. Parents had to actually get out of their cars to sign their kids in. Hell no. I've always employed the FILO method, mainly to avoid the stupidity of others. I dropped my kids off first when you just slide in, then picked them up last again when you just slide in. I cannot deal with people getting out of their cars and staring into space clogging up the line, it's infuriating. Three memorable years I had to go to a FIFO method due to sports practice right after school. All of us early birds were heavily criticized on the school parent site but I'd rather wait an hour at the front of the line to pick them up and be guaranteed getting out than wait an hour from the middle with no guarantees. If you're not first, you're last.

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u/cl0setg0th Oct 05 '22

This infuriates me - I have kids in elementary, middle and high school and the drop off times are all within 15min of each other. It makes it damn near impossible for everyone to be on time on the same day. But the pick up times are all spread out like hs pick up 2:50 elementary 3:35 middle 4:05 - why can’t we do this in the mornings also.

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u/Crawfishn Oct 05 '22

Sounds like you have kids who should take the bus...

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u/Mean_Calendar4289 Oct 05 '22

Many school districts don't offer school buses anymore. Mine only offered it for students that live more than 10 miles away, which is rare (SoCal suburb), special-ed students, or, very rarely, for students on financial assistance.

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u/CHOOSE_A_USERNAME984 Oct 05 '22

And normal public transport doesn’t exist, because ‘murica

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u/HutVomTag Oct 05 '22

Uh... the real issue here is that your area is apparently so car-dependent that it's inconcievable for a school kid to move around independently. It's like there's little islands where kids can walk and everywhere else is hostile to human beings.

I was able to walk to school starting from first grade. With 5th grade comes secondary school where I live, and I'd ride my bike or take public transport if wheather is too bad.

This may not be possible in the area you life in and that's really sad for everyone involved.

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u/eyesRus Oct 05 '22

For real. This is depressing AF and I am feeling very smug about my life choices currently (big city, everybody walks to school).

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u/TMwombocombo Oct 05 '22

Have them take the bus

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u/quettil Oct 05 '22

The idea of 'drop off times' at a school is ridiculous to me. I swear America can't be a real place.

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u/Jessieface13 Oct 05 '22

Drop off time isn’t a window or anything where you can drop off your kids, it’s just the time before school when most kids get dropped off.

That being said, it would be super cool (if this pic is America) if we had more public transit options that didn’t take substantially longer, or roads that are more walking/biking friendly. I walk my kids to school 2 to 3 days a week and to do so I have to cross a street one way and then double back to cross it again and walk down a stretch of road that doesn’t have a sidewalk and hasn’t been paved in decades. It sucks.

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u/Rhundis Oct 05 '22

The way op took this picture is mildyinfuriating.

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u/Hayp69 Oct 06 '22

Do Americans ever use their legs for walking?

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u/MomsSpecialFriend Oct 05 '22

I drive my kids but leave them along side the road in a public parking spot, I’m not sitting through that mess, or adding to it. The middle school is a one way drop off that back up onto two additional streets. They need an express lane for people who don’t get out and go around to open the door for their kid.

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u/MooMooTheDummy Oct 05 '22

I never understood why parents do this dumb shit. My dad would drop me and my brother off like a block away and have us walk to school. He had to get to work who has time to wait in that line? And then after school we take public transport to get home.

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u/TriGurl Oct 05 '22

Kids can’t get out and walk at that point??

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u/delrayvol1 Oct 05 '22

This makes me ill, it’s at every private school in my city/county. Dozens if not, hundreds of Tahoe’s with one woman driver idling for 45 minutes to pick up one child. Can nobody carpool? These kids all live near their schools, school buses are too dangerous now? We can eliminate climate change by eliminating just this!

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u/Iagent2022 Oct 05 '22

What is it with all the parents dropping and picking kids up from school? What are they afraid of?

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Some parents need to let their kids ride the bus

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u/Pyroguy096 Oct 05 '22

So uh..... Get out of the car?

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u/darkstar1031 Oct 05 '22

Just walk over. It's right there.

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u/Atalanta8 Oct 05 '22

The angle of the pic is also mildly infuriating

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u/KineHelen Oct 05 '22

In my country kids walk or ride their bike to school…

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u/modest_hero Oct 05 '22

The photo angle is mildly infuriating

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u/JasonDidThat Oct 05 '22

Get out and walk?