WASHINGTON COUNTY - After a Washington County Public Schools kindergartner boarded the wrong school bus late last year and was dropped off about two miles from his home, school system officials said procedures are constantly being reviewed to ensure student safety on school buses.
The 5-year-old Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education got on the wrong school bus in October 2007 after a miscommunication between staff members at his school, schools spokesman Will Kauffman said at the time.
More recently, a Paramount Elementary School student missed his bus stop after falling asleep on the bus ride home. The driver discovered the student was there when the driver was on his way to Smithsburg High School to pick up children for another route.
The Herald-Mail asked the nine candidates vying for a seat on the Washington County Board of Education what measures they would take to ensure that children make it home safely on Washington County Public Schools' school buses.