Preschool Bus Announcement

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September 11, 2019  


Dear Long Beach Elementary and Ocean Beach Preschool Parents of Afternoon Bus Riders:


I have always taught my children that when you make a mistake, you own it and try to fix it and work to earn back the trust that you lost. I believe adults need to model this for their children.


For those of you whose children experienced excessively long bus rides and who had a very anxious time waiting for them, I am truly sorry. It should not have happened and is inexcusable. We are working diligently to ensure that it will not happen again.


Moving forward, starting today, there will be an additional afternoon route for Long Beach and Ocean Beach Preschool. For a few days there will be an additional adult on each bus ensuring that the stops are correct, that children get off at the correct stop, and that there is someone other than the driver to answer calls because the driver has to stop to answer when the bus garage calls him or her.


We take the safety and well-being of your children very seriously, and yesterday, we dropped the ball on this. If you wish to speak to me about your specific situation and concerns, please either email me at or call the district office to schedule an appointment.



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Amy Huntley