An incident involving Rocky Point High School students who took a middle school bus home after detention has started a push for the district to consider late bus policy changes.
Parents spoke to the school board on Feb. 13 about the incident and questioned the way it was handled. According to a report in the Village Beacon Record, Donna McCauley said that on Feb. 10, four high schoolers boarded a late bus filled with middle schoolers after detention, and McCauley was alerted by her daughter that an odor on the bus was making her sick. She alleges that the high schoolers were doing drugs on the bus because of the symptoms experienced by her 14-year-old daughter.
After questioning by McCauley and other parents at the Board of Education meeting, Board president Michael Nofi and District Superintentendent Michael Ring indicated that it's possible they look at changing busing policy.
According to the report, Ring said a decision making team would decide whether to continue current policy or possibly remove late bus transportation for "students who are being disciplined."
Click here to read the full report in the Village Beacon Record.