Originally Posted by Missy May
Well, you have to provide your own transportation to many private schools. Minor draw back - until they are 16 and can drive themselves. And, it's an added expense. I have never understood why busses only run to public schools.
School buses are NOT provided to all public schools. I grew up in MD and school buses were only provided to kids who did not live on the Military base. Us Military brats walked a 1/2 mile to the elementary school, 1.2 miles to the Jr High and 3 miles to the High School. Moved to CA when my dad retired and unless you lived more than TEN miles from the school, too bad, so sad, happy hiking!
My kids also went to school in CA (different district) and zero buses unless you were differentially abled (the short buses....). I moved them to a charter school that had 2 buses but 500 kids, so busing was lottery and if your name was not drawn... too bad, so sad, enjoy driving as the school was a mile away from the nearest house (I drove 20mins each way). The few who did win the bus lottery still had to be driven to the bus stop as to save $$ there was 2 mass stops at local parks (which were nowhere near where the kids lived).
Moved to CO a few years ago and I was floored, we have buses! My kids were bused waaaaay the heck out of town to a school in the middle of nowhere!
We lived within 5 minutes of three schools but yet my kids had an hour ride to nowhereville.
Moved to nowhereville
They still have an hour ride but at least it's now because the school is 2 or 3 towns over (elementary is 2, middle and high are 3)!! It's an extremely rural route which has it's perks... I have door to door service, in nice weather she picks up/dumps at the mailbox, in rainy, snowy or FREEZING, she kindly uses my circular drive and picks up/dumps at my front door.