I've been having to pick my son up from school this year. My son is in the 9th grade in Midland and this year he started getting home after dark every single day. I didn't like it but I figured that it was just because there's so many stops. When I found out what was actually happening, I was angry and shocked.

The bus had been taking him to several other stops, then going back to his school for the detention/tutorial kids before ever stopping at his stop. That's why it was taking so long. That's not even the worst part. I called the transportation department for MISD. They were rude to me and absolutely no help at all. They basically said they were short handed and they weren't going to change their bus schedule. Surely, there's something I can do to help make this situation better. Now I have to leave work, get him, drop him off at home, then go back to work. He's 15 so it's only for another year that he will be taking the bus but that isn't the point.