A reader recently sent an email to CH regarding the busing of the Catholic school kids with the Public school kids. It appears that Hamburg Central Schools and Fisher Bus is trying to squeeze and many kids on a bus as possible with little concern for the inconvenience it may cause for others, or the inappropriateness of mixing up the kiddies and jamming them into 16 buses. It has been reported numerous times on this blog that the Hamburg Middle School is a zoo at arrival and dismissal times, now according to the reader, another 100 kids will be added into the mix. Has additional staff been assigned to look after the little ones just starting out on their educational tour of duty? Is it true that Hamburg parents are in the dark about the twice daily rendezvous at HMS? And if it is true, is anyone surprised? The Hamburg School District is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma.
The email is in purple below:
"Thought you would be interested in knowing that 100 students from St Peter and Paul will be transferring at Hamburg Middle school each morning and afternoon to one of 16 busses that will then transport the hamburg students and SSPP student to home. This will mean that in the afternoon over 900+ students will be dismissed from HMS and the SSPP buses to board 16 waiting busses. There is no concrete plan in place for this situation and to the best of our knowledge no additional staff will be available compared to last year to watch over the safety and well being of all students even thought there will be 100 more students at the busing site. The students will also be as young as four years old (just starting kindergarten) and will be expected to independently complete the transfer process.
Finally the parents of the students at HMS have no idea that this is going to occur until the first day of school for SSPP which will be . The parents of SSPP where notified of this change on August 13th. After the August board meeting and will little time to voice our concerns or to get any information about the transfer plan, which appears to be seriously lacking.
If you would like additional information you can either email me or call me XXX-XXXX, I have been enjoying following your site for some time know and have always appreciated your ability to report all the details to each story allowing the reader to have a better sense of what is really going on within the district. Thank you for your efforts."
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