care at all what people think of her. I would hate to be in your position and was mad at myself for not even asking the question last year but the parents who volunteered were mostly people who would not put up with that, so I didnít even think about it.
My kid didnít remember but my guess is that she would have remembered if they had NOT been on the bus. The boys in her class were and still are pretty wild. I think it would have been a horrible experience for her had there not been adults.
Out where and when I should meet the bus and was told that I was not needed on the bus? Ummm, what? Not sure most parents know this.
And agree with your assessment. But besides that, what happens if the chaperones donít make it to the trip? what if they are so rowdy that they distract the bus driver and cause an accident? What happens if there is a medical emergency on the bus?
Do all the parents know this, or just the chaperones? I would go crazy. Also it made me just text my daughter to ask about the same trip last year. It didnít even occur to me that the chaperones may not be on the bus, but a bunch of dads went, including a couple middle school teachers/counselors so I would be absolutely shocked if they agreed to let the kids go without a chaperone.
Also if itís Peoria Charter, their website says that passengers under 17 canít take any of their scheduled rides without an adult, so Iíd be shocked if they would let you rent a bus for kids only.
So, I had volunteered to chaperone my 8th grade daughter's ends of school trip to Six Flags. This trip is not sponsored by the school, but is organized by parents. I find out today that the chaperones are not actually going to be on the charter bus for the 6 hours of round trip travel, but will be car pooling. Apparently, there will be no adults on the bus so as to "give the kids a little bit of freedom." There will be a couple of older siblings that are high schoolers on the bus.
I know these kids. Several of them are shits. I also know what I was thinking about as an 8th grade boy and things that happened on buses where there were adult present and the adults didn't know, much less buses without adults.
My wife and I are entirely uncomfortable with there being no chaperones on the bus. Are we being too protective, or is this a fair beef? I don't want my daughter to miss out, but 6 hours of adultless bus free for all seems like a bad idea too. Thoughts?