NOW our school has many additional excursions (sport/ language/ representative type stuff) which require 'private transport' (teacher/ parent drives them in their own car) as stated on the premission slip you sign. I have volunteered each & every time to drive my own children. More often than not, at the last minute it's "Mrs McClelland, do you have room for half a dozen more children??" I don't know if it's Ok with their parents?? Often i don't even know the children. So i've been making noise about this & now the school asks for a current driver's license & car insurance, but . . . no breath test to check i'm sober. I have requested, like pilots, parents/ teachers in the 'private transport' role should at least sign a note saying they will not part take in any alcohol/ drug use 24 hours prior to the excursion start time. Response: wishy washy about a breach of privacy & that the untrained office staff "can just tell if someone is under the influence". I will continue to push this issue & continue to drive my own children thanks.
Happy Sundays everyone, drive safely, precious cargo & all, love Posie