Friday, November 14, 2014

Bus Departures


Every day the buses roll in the schoolyard at the same time, each with its on parking spot. Everything  well organized and drivers has gotten used to doing the same thing everyday over and over again. Drivers need good coordination and driving skills to fit in here but the most important is that they have to be patient, kids don't always remember the time or forgot to go the bathroom etc.

Now let me tell you about the process. First of all the drivers must be on time and start their engines 15mins before school ends. Buses go find their parking spot and after 10 minutes, all the buses are in the correct position. Drivers getting ready for the kids to come back after a long day. Some driver fixing their vehicles, others cleaning but the majority is going around and reuniting with their fellow drivers.

Kids starting to jump into the buses and when the bell goes off, kids everywhere. Drivers keep on doing what they need to do before departure. 5 minutes before all the buses will leave, the drivers make sure all the kids are to be found.

The buses start their engines and they are all gone in about 3-5 minutes, depending whether kids remembered to get to their buss. Great work to all the drivers and buss coordinators for keeping the buses departures clean and simple.