Pitt County School Bus Stop Schedule Released

Pitt County Schools released their school bus stop schedule on their website for the upcoming school year.

Officials say the school system's transportation budget will be $300,000 to $600,000 less than the previous year. The budget cuts are forcing buses to make fewer stops.

The stops for fourth through 12th graders are considered community stops, meaning students must load and unload at the entrances of subdivisions and communities. Kindergarten through third graders will be picked up the same as before.

In addition to saving money, school officials say fewer stops will result in shorter bus rides for students.

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  • by kimberly Location: Westhaven sub division on Aug 24, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    We have been notified several months ago that our childs school has AGAIN been changed. We asked to stay at the school he JUST started at last year, as a sixth grader. We were told NO. We were willing to drive our child to school each day in order to stay at the school. We were told NO. Then to add insult to injury we now have a NEW BUS STOP. This bus stop is not in a area where we can see our child board the bus. We want to supervise his getting on the bus. We do not want to just leave our child on the street to get on this bus. We want a bus stop close to our home so that when he gets off we don't need to worry. We need the bus stop closer to our home so that we will not need to "drive" to the bus stop & wait for the bus. Both parents work full time & we will be late to our jobs if we must "drive" & park & wait. This stop is a small two lane road in our neighborhood. This stop is in the middle of a very busy road. We would greatly appreciate having the bus stop where it has for the past few years. Thank you~ Tax payer & concerned Parent!
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Aug 19, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    and as a side note...the address that is provided for my childs dropoff point does not even exist...it's like they make this stuff up as they go along...I'll help campaign against them all.
  • by Start Parenting Location: Pitt Co. on Aug 18, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    Our children are fat and everyone is complaining that they'll have to walk a few feet more. As for the danger factor of sickos picking up your child because he/she has a new bus stop ... teach your children to be safe. C'mon parents, use your brains and try working hard at this one job.
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      by the original enc on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM in reply to Start Parenting
      OBVIOUSLY you are not a parent...which as I see it, is a good thing.
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        by Pam on Aug 24, 2011 at 01:22 PM in reply to the original enc
        I cannot believe that a grown person would say something like teach your children to be safe. You cannot control everything around you and there are alot of crazy people out there. Tell me how a 10 or 11 year old can defend themselves against a grown person with intent in mind with no one else in site. They can easily be over powered.
  • by MOM Location: ayden on Aug 18, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    So my incoming kindergardener would have to walk 2 blocks past two registered sex offenders houses to the nearest bus stop!!! I will pay the extra money for a before/afer school program to ensure my child is safe!
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      by That's the spirit! on Aug 18, 2011 at 09:20 AM in reply to MOM
      Well, MOM. I am glad you are doing that. Even though you are obviously not in agreement with the measure, you are taking steps to make it satisfactory to you. That's what every single one criticizing the measure should do and stop expecting school systems to solve all of your problems! And if this and other measures are really burning yu, then do not take it on Pitt county Schools, but on your legislators who made tremendous cuts in education.
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      by Data Man on Aug 18, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to MOM
      You can always move to a gated community and home school your little brat. So sick of you women complaining and crying all the time about stuff! If you can afford for before and after school care; then do it and keep your comments to yourself.
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        by the original enc on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:51 PM in reply to Data Man
        data - i take exception to your snide comment.
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      by ? on Aug 18, 2011 at 10:46 AM in reply to MOM
      I'm not trying to start anything, but did you happen to notice where it said the stops were for 4th through 12th grades? I don't think that impacts your kindergardener.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM in reply to MOM
      1) The reply by ? is accurate, this is for 4th-12th grade. 2) Your child is going to kindergarten, not kindergarden.
  • by SM Location: PITT COUNTY on Aug 18, 2011 at 07:17 AM
    I'm glad that my daughter doesn't have to rid the bus anymore. She gets a ride to school. We live out in the country and when we first moved out there she did ride the bus and her stop was to be at the corner by the house. I talked to the school and got it so that she could be pick up in front of the house. Me and my husband leave for work around 6 and her bus wouldn't come until 6:15 AM or 6:20. That year we sat at the end of the drive way with her for the bus buecause during the winter at 6:15 in the morning it is dark. My point is I'm greatful the school worked with me. Sometimes they need to may exception with where the bus stops are.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    If you are concerned about YOUR CHILDS SAFETY then YOU should accompany them to the bus stop. It is not the obligation of the public school system. There are many systems in cities across this country , that require the children to ride public transportation. YOU CAN ALWAYS PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR CHILD. Maybe set a carpool--novel idea, yea!
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      by the original enc on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:50 PM in reply to
      it's not the mornings that I'm worried about...we take them to school...it's a little thing called WORK that prevents us from being there.
  • by concerned for children Location: Pactolus on Aug 18, 2011 at 06:04 AM
    Well from what I've seen of their so called bus stop schedule there is only going to be one stop in my neighborhood, which is a 1/2 mile long with 5 blocks and they are going to pick everyone up at one end of the mile long street. We have children from k-8 getting on this bus and I do not feel that it is safe for the smaller children! Yes the older ones can but then who will be monitoring them to make sure fights or harassment don't happen. As for those who say parents should walk with them; I want you to stop and think people have to work! People complain about parents not taking care of their kids but they have to work and if they don't work you complain. You don't know their situation so stop and put yourself in their shoes for once before complaining!
  • by dad Location: greenville on Aug 18, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    its my understanding that any high school girl that rides the bus is in for a bunch of abuse.The community bus stop exposes them to even more trouble.
  • by The Original ENC on Aug 18, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    Thanks for another School Board FAIL. Thank you for endangering the lives of 100's - if not thousands of young lives. Yes, many of us as kids were dropped off well from home - but then again, we did not have all the sickos that we have now. Not a week goes by that a child is abducted, the parents make an emotional plea only to have the child returned only to be found disposed of in some ungodly manner. Thank you PCS for your moronic leadership.
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      by Nikki on Aug 18, 2011 at 05:31 AM in reply to The Original ENC
      Actually, there were plenty of sickos, just no Internet and wall-to-wall, nationwide, 24 hour sensational news. Many things that go on now are not new, there's just a lot more access to stories.
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        by Exactly! on Aug 18, 2011 at 08:02 AM in reply to Nikki
        People buy all the hyperbole and then make assumptions based upon media sensationalism. I was a grade school student in the 70's... I remember quite well the abductions/murders of little girls in my hometown at the time (this sicko has still never been caught). I also remember the flashers and other creeps that the school would have to send notifications home about. It is the over-protective, ever-nervous and hyper vigilant parent that has produced a generation of kids today unable to think for themselves. I have parents of 22 year old college students that still call to wake them up every morning! "Better safe than sorry" to a point; but NOT to the extent that our future generation is maturationally receeding into a parental dependent abyss.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    When I was growing up the bus made only two stops in the neighborhood and we all had fun socializing with each other until the bus came.
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