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Military Mom Upset Over School Bus Policy

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by Chris Conte

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A Clarksville mother of two whose husband has been serving in Afghanistan has become frustrated with a school bus policy that she said is unfair to both her son and other working parents.

Tiffany Greer said she can't get the school to allow her 6-year-old son to be dropped off at the babysitter's house rather than her own.

Greer's husband Ian was deployed to Afghanistan back in April and she knew raising her two young boys would be tough. She never imagined the toughest part would be getting her 6-year-old home from first grade.

"I filled out five pieces of paper for my son to be dropped off at a babysitter's house and my child was still left at home alone," explained Greer. "The school district never told me it wasn't allowed at the time I filled out the paperwork."

With her husband overseas, Greer has remained the only one who can take care of her two boys. She doesn't get home from work until nearly half an hour after her youngest son Cameron gets home from school.

Greer hired a neighbor who lives down the street to babysit Cameron, but the sitter's house was zoned for a different bus route. She said her son has been dropped off at their home by himself three days in a row.

"I know I'm not the only one," said Greer. "I've spoken with several other moms who said (the district) won't let the children do it and that's just not fair to us."

Officials from the Montgomery County School District said students must ride the same school bus to and from school.


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