You shouldn’t have to start a petition to have the school bus not get your kid 30 minutes late to school every day.
- mike koozmin/the s.f. examiner
- After a petion and a ride-along by the principal, Rooftop Elementary School is hoping to get kids to class on time with a new bus schedule.
Students at Rooftop Elementary School were accompanied by an unusual presence on one of the school’s two morning buses this month: their principal.
On Sept. 4, Principal Jeff Slater-Cote rode bus No. 612 along the 2A route — which picks up children from four stops in the Bayview — to investigate the vehicle’s chronic tardiness since the beginning of the school year Aug. 18. The bus reportedly arrived at school 25 minutes late, at 8:15 a.m., the day Slater-Cote rode it.
“I wanted to get a firsthand look at what has been contributing to the bus’s late arrival,” Slater-Cote wrote in last week’s school newsletter. “The issue stemmed from the bus traveling from its last pickup and getting to the school (6.4 miles in morning traffic!).”
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