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    06-22-2012, 01:08 PM
  #31
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
We are all entitled to our opinions. That is why there is a forum.
It is always interesting to learn someone else's perspective, this place would be boring if we all just agreed anyways
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    06-22-2012, 01:15 PM
  #32
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
It is always interesting to learn someone else's perspective, this place would be boring if we all just agreed anyways
Yup, and perhaps some of my opinion is based on the fact that I hear lots more of it than most. It is, as I said, local news here.

I do NOT have the impression she will donate any of it. Nothing at all has been said that I am aware of. I sure hope you are right.
     
    06-22-2012, 03:59 PM
  #33
Foal
Oh yes! I seen this on Facebook and I was out raged by this! When I got into more I was so angry. Though on reggit called to arms and this thing got big. They raised money for her to take a vacation and raised about $130k O.o

Don't know about you but that's retirement right there. What the best part about her? She was asked she going to keep going and she said yes. Why they asked and her awesome answer was not all kids are like that... I wish she was my grama...

Also she lost her son at 10 years old when he taken his own life... So what the kids said to her was so outrageous now the kids getting death threats and cops watching their house now.

Though I am so happy to see how much support she got and even the marines over sea given their view of the whole thing and given her support *getting teary*
     
    06-22-2012, 04:12 PM
  #34
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Originally Posted by northwesten    
oh yes! I seen this on Facebook and I was out raged by this! When I got into more I was so angry. Though on reggit called to arms and this thing got big. They raised money for her to take a vacation and raised about $130k O.o

Don't know about you but that's retirement right there. What the best part about her? She was asked she going to keep going and she said yes. Why they asked and her awesome answer was not all kids are like that... I wish she was my grama...

Also she lost her son at 10 years old when he taken his own life... So what the kids said to her was so outrageous now the kids getting death threats and cops watching their house now.

Though I am so happy to see how much support she got and even the marines over sea given their view of the whole thing and given her support *getting teary*
Like I said, as of this am the account was up to $477K, which is a lot more than you last knew. And FYI-even $477K is not lots of retirement.......especially if you want to keep horses......lol
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    06-22-2012, 04:18 PM
  #35
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
I guess I wish I could get a reward like that for not doing my job, which, IMO she was NOT doing. Her job is NOT to sit on the bus and do nothing. She is there to try and keep order so the driver can drive. Would she have done something if it were one of the kids being bullied? I sure as he!! Hope so.

Franky I hope she donates at least some of it to an anti bullying cause. Guess I don't see lining her pockets as a particularly "good cause", but we can disagree on that. That's fine.

There are SO many other causes in the world that I think are FAR more worthy.

I agree with you to an extent. The thing is there isn't a whole lot she could do nowadays that wouldn't get her fired. About the most she could have done would be chew them out and threaten them with suspension/detention. Can't really give the kids a good thwacking even if that's what they need unfortunately. I personally would have threatened to kick the little boogers off the bus, but I doubt that would have gone over too well with the parents either even if she didn't intend to follow through with it. I think people who work in public education get stuck between a rock and hard place when it comes to disciplining children.
     
    06-22-2012, 04:39 PM
  #36
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I am sure that when they hire bus monitors they probably train them as to how to handle unruly passengers. That IS their job, after all. I believe, from what I have heard on the local news, they are supposed to tell the driver who stops the bus and calls the principle, who then informs the parents (who obviously have done nothing with these little lovelies to this point, but that is beside the point).
     
    06-22-2012, 05:55 PM
  #37
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I'm sorry but there is absolutely no excuse for that type of behaviour. I never had to take a school bus, I don't know what she is meant to do as a monitor BUT as a human being there is no reason at all to be treated so horribly. The way the world has gone, I'm fairly certain her hands are tied regarding how to react to these little brats. If she kicked them off the bus? She'd most likely have one of the little rats lie to their parents, and the rest of the pack will follow up with the story and she will end up in trouble. It's a lose lose situation.

These kids were acting in a "gang" fashion, and to be frankly honest when I come across teens hanging around in groups, I put my head down and keep moving. She is in a situation that looks like she is completely lost on what to do, and very clearly upset. If she got up and made a big deal out of it, the kids will feel like they have won. Yes, I'm sure they are trained on how to deal with A unruly passanger, but a "gang" situation is a different kettle of fish altogether and is very daunting no matter the age.

We're all going to hear that little Jimmy's friends made him do it, or little Tommy is a good kid and that was not his voice we heard. We need to go back to the days where teachers could pull kids up and kids knew respect and had manners! It's about time parents got rid of the half hearted bold step and got out the wooden spoon and put the fear of god back into kids.
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    06-22-2012, 06:09 PM
  #38
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Originally Posted by Ink    
I agree with you to an extent. The thing is there isn't a whole lot she could do nowadays that wouldn't get her fired. About the most she could have done would be chew them out and threaten them with suspension/detention. Can't really give the kids a good thwacking even if that's what they need unfortunately. I personally would have threatened to kick the little boogers off the bus, but I doubt that would have gone over too well with the parents either even if she didn't intend to follow through with it. I think people who work in public education get stuck between a rock and hard place when it comes to disciplining children.
A good school district has policies in place for inappropriate behavior on school property as well as on school buses. Misbehavior is classified by nature of offense and severity, and appropriate consequences are assigned. If an employee gets stuck between a rock and a hard place, they either don't know how to utilize the discipline procedures, or they simply don't care to do so and therefore are incompetent in their job.

The publicized video in my opinion shows that this bus monitor has let
The situation get out of control. I am certainly not condoning the behavior of the brats who were tormenting her, however, she is the adult in the situation and she should have nipped this in the bud. I don't recall if we knew how long she had been ridiculed, but I'll bet that it had been going on for quite some time.

This age group needs constant supervision and many times redirection, and the school bus is not usually where their good qualities shine. I suggest that the monitor enjoy her vacation, and then the district get a monitor who is able and willing to work with the kids as opposed to someone who will let kids ridicule her. If I were her supervisor I would reassign her to an elementary bus, or maybe she would be a great cafeteria worker.
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    06-22-2012, 06:13 PM
  #39
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Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
WOW I only graduated 2 years ago and school and kids were NEVER that cruel... maybe it was just a bad batch?
Probably a couple of really nasty kids but peer pressure rules over everything else at this age.
     
    06-22-2012, 06:42 PM
  #40
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Originally Posted by redpony    
I have to agree with you franknbeans, that she didn't seem appropriate for the job (at least that day). Also, can you tell me, how did the video get on Youtube? Did the kids post it?
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video was uploaded and they shared the video on facebook. So who ever on the friend list taken the video and shared it to the whole world :)
     

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