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10/24/02

School Board Stands by Its Tough Step for Bus Discipline

School bus drivers have had enough. Students who act up on the school bus will no longer be able to ride the bus. The Savannah-Chatham County School Board held a press conference explaining that if a student acts up on the bus, that student will not only lose bus riding privileges, but parents will have to meet with their child's principal to discuss the problem. Then, a parent will have to ride the school bus with his or her child until the school grants that student bus riding privileges again. The school board says they're tired of parents not taking responsibility for their children's actions.

"We in the school system are not in the business of raising kids," said George Bowen of the board of education. "We're in the business of trying to get them ready for the 21st century, trying to give them all the tools necessary to be competitive, and we can't do that if we have disruptive students in the classroom."

The Savannah-Chatham County School Board says these disciplinary actions are effective immediately.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen

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