Greencastle buses not running on gravel roads

Friday, February 5, 2010

A recorded message sent to parents this morning at about 7:30 a.m. alerted parents that Greencastle Community School Corp. buses would not be running on gravel roads today.

Superintendent Robert Green said "due to freezing overnight," students who lived on stone and gravel roads would not be picked up. Green apologized for the late notice, saying he had just been contacted by the school's transportation department.

Green said students who were late to school or absent because they could not get there safely would not be penalized.

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  • What? Please explain!!!

    -- Posted by cvilleguy on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 7:49 AM
  • Rrrrring Rrrring,Good morning transportation director,this is your automated phone system.Our records indicate you are still warm and cozy under those covers.You might want to watch the news the evening before so that you can set your alarm earlier and your Superintendent doesn't look like a ninny,thank you,this is a automated call from the Greencastle School Corps.

    -- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 8:03 AM
  • 7:30?

    -- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 8:04 AM
  • Give the sup a break! If he calls it that's bad, if he doesn't call it that's bad! It just started icing up. It's a tough call no matter what. Continue to do what you need to do to keep our kids safe Dr. Green.

    -- Posted by SamHill on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 8:17 AM
  • honestyisbestpolicy, too funny!

    -- Posted by ZRXguy on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 8:27 AM
  • honestyisbestpolicy, find something to be grateful for today and quit complaining!

    and, thank you GSC for keeping the parents informed!

    -- Posted by just a local on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 9:06 AM
  • Not sure whether the bus is a privilege or not. Most of my taxes go to support the schools and their buses! Back in the day, a bus was there to transport, privilege or not. You had to ride it. We didn't have parents taking us to school like they do now. But good call on the schools part.

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 10:05 AM
  • Just a loco,try to smile and have a laugh.Maybe go up a size in the fundawear... By the way,bus rides are not a privilege the schools are mandated to provide the routes,its your privilege to choose to use the transportation.Like Whodouthinkur said,our taxes fund the buses,the fuel and the driver,so that alone removes the privilege idea.Now,be bad and you can give up a privilege to ride,lol.No one here ruffed up the Supt,did they? Seems like a playful jab lobbed at the trans.director for "throwing the Supt under the bus"(oops,having fun again).Again,loosen the band on the underoos and try to smile every once in awhile.Life is too short to not have any fun.....

    -- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 10:29 AM
  • School transportation is not mandated by law unless a student is homeless, lives on state property (foster/group home), or has special needs as protected by federal law.

    IC 20-27-5-2

    Authority to provide transportation

    Sec. 2. The governing body of a school corporation may provide transportation for students to and from school.

    The word "may" is different from "shall". There are public school corporations in Indiana that do not provide regular transportation services. School transportation is a privilege - not a right.

    Your taxes buy lots of things - it doesn't always mean you have right to use every item or service that you may or may not help fund. Your school corp could stop offering transportation tomorrow and leave it up to you.

    IC 20-27-6-2

    Authority of parents to provide bus transportation

    Sec. 2. Parents may provide bus transportation for students enrolled in a public school who are not provided transportation by the school corporation.

    -- Posted by jorge on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 1:57 PM
  • When will Putnam county pave more gravel roads instead of shelling out gobbs & gobbs of money every year on maintaining them?....which they do a shoddy job at that! If they don~t intend on paving any of them in the future, then just leave them alone. The graderman has no clue as to what he is doing and he is just mucking it up worse.

    I live in South America and I must say I really have to go out of my way to find a gravel road down here and I live out of the big city. I think the county should ask the residents on the road if they want it graded or new gravel...sorry, I mean sand or rip rap layed down. PCDOT will never splurge on 53~s or someting nice...they always use the cheapest crap to put on the gravel roads which always makes it a mess to drive on. They least they could do is chip & seal it.

    -- Posted by killintime on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 2:28 PM
  • The gravel road I traveled on early this morning was covered with ice and a light rain was making it dangerously slick. The hard surface roads were only wet. Good call school system.

    -- Posted by local-yokel on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 2:34 PM
  • Somebody tell me what PCDOT is...can't say I've ever heard of that,killintime.

    -- Posted by kubotafan on Sat, Feb 6, 2010, at 7:17 PM
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