I have to agree with the Cobb parent who alerted me to this new posting on a Cobb high school website. If we have to worry about heat related illnesses on school buses, perhaps we ought to rethink these early August starts. My kids went back Monday. Cobb goes back tomorrow.
From the Cobb website:
In an effort to minimize heat related illnesses that could occur on school buses, we are asking for your assistance to inform parents and staff regarding the following transportation protocol to begin August 5, 2010, the first day of school.
Bus drivers will allow ALL students K-12, to bring water only on the bus during their PM bus ride only. Water containers should have a secure twist-on lid. No cups with snap on lids and no straws please. We will follow this protocol until further notice. We anticipate following this protocol through the month of September. Buses will operate with windows fully open and utilizing roof hatches in the correct position to optimize air flow.