Ronnie Delbacco thinks they do. As a parent with a child in middle school, he said he often hears about unruly behavior on the bus that takes his daughter from South Side Easton to school in Forks Township.
The latest incident happened Thursday, when some students apparently broke the door on the bus.
“It doesn’t seem they can control the behavior," Delbacco said of the district, which is why he contacted school officials to suggest the idea of having a bus monitors, at least for middle school students.
“Just the presence of an adult…will keep most kids that age at bay," he said. "It can’t be the only bus in the district that’s dealing with this.”
Stephen Furst, principal of the 7th and 8th grade middle school, said that the district was aware of the incident, although he couldn't confirm how or even if the door was broken.
Furst said school officials are investigating, and take any complaints of bus misbehavior seriously.
At the same time:
"We're dealing with kids who, in some cases, are going to make poor choices from time to time," he said.
He said the district had used bus monitors in the past, but wasn't sure if there were any Easton Area buses still using them.
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