An open letter to the Merced City School District bus drivers: What message were you trying to send when 11 of you called in sick on Friday?
The message received at Peterson School was that the first-grade field trip to the Fresno Zoo would be cut short by an hour, forcing the teachers to hastily create a new itinerary for the day. It left 125 students wondering why they didn't get to see all of the animals before they had to get back onto the bus. This was an improvement over last year, when the classes were already at the zoo when word arrived that the buses were needed back in Merced, cutting the trip short by 90 minutes, and forcing the students back onto the bus before they had lunch.
When contract negotiations come around again, and you are looking for support from us parents, don't worry.
Your actions have already spoken volumes.