Bus tries to beat snow and misses students


Posted Monday, November 25, 2013 --- 6:38 p.m.

Dozens of Madison kids missed the school bus this morning, but it wasn't because they got to the stop late. It was because one bus driver, apparently decided to beat the winter weather by driving the route earlier than normal. The situation left parents and school officials confused.

The bus driver apparently was trying to help get students to school before the snow, but that good intention had bad results.

One mother says her child was left behind by the early bus and she says to make it worse, the bus company didn't tell the school it was happening.

One possible reason, the school bus company didn't know it was going on.

The bus takes students to Frank Allis Elementary.

Mike Barry with the Madison School District says it's unacceptable for the bus driver to decide to leave early.

" There will sometimes be delays in running routes. We expect our buses to run safely and carefully and proceed to school as best as they can but under no circumstances are we to run bus routes early "

The school is telling parents what happened. Barry says the school will look into issuing sanctions against the bus company.

The bus company did work to fix the problem once they became aware of it, and sent out two more buses along the same route to pick up the kids.


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