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Red Rock Elementary School4
Posted August 02, 2013
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I have to comment on the school bus driver issue. I drove school bus for 20 years and didn't start until 20 years after I graduated. I can guarantee you my high school diploma had absolutely no bearing on my ability to drive a bus. It takes a variety of skills to handle a big bus with 70 kids sitting behind you but none are taught in school except for reading. (So you can read the signs).
I am giving this only one star because the school system has done nothing so far to address the fact that there are school bus drivers that do not have high school diplomas-even though this is a requirement for the job. That means that they were dishonest on their application. If they were dishonest about this-then what next? And WHY do these adults feel that they can drive children to and from school when they lack a diploma themselves?
Red Rock is a good solid school. My only major issue is from the view point of a dad. All the teachers are women. Only two staff are men. One PE teacher and the very new principal. I am concerned when 99% of the kids in special (recovery) learning programs are boys. Most of the behavior issues are boys. This school has a strong gender bias. It may be true of other elementary too, but it is very true at Red Rock. Your experiences may vary. Supreme court says statistics can be used to prove bias. Those statistics back up our family experience.