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Would you pay for a private bus service to do school pick ups and drop offs? How much would you say is reasonable?

This is not through the school... but an independant company,

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We pay $2500-$2700 year for door to door service. No worry about missing the bus or wondering if they made it. Parents get a call if they aren’t there (never had one though). Excellent piece of mind and no hassle doing the school drop off. Worth every cent!!

 Who do you do that through? The school?
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 Yes through the school
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I would sell my sole not to do the school run. Though the kids need to be taken to the class and supervised until the bell went.

 I hate walking barefoot
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 Agree!!!
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 "Soul".
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I would love this service. Would absolutely do it if they offered this in our area. I'd be happy to pay $50 a week for this service.

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This business idea would go great in Newcastle at the moment. We have had a major bus timetable change over the summer holidays and now there are reports of kids who travel 2 hours each way to school including extra walking time, two buses and waiting time in between the buses. My hairdresser has to drive her kids to school now as their usual bus has been cancelled. The other options are 3 buses (55 minutes), two trains and a bus(1h 5min) or two buses (1h 15). Last year it took them 20 minutes on one bus.

 We used to take 3 busses and 2.5 hours to get to school when we lived in Medowie and went to school in Maitland (we moved half way through year 12). And then another 2 busses and 3 hours to get home. A service like this, whilst my parents wouldn't have paid for it, would have been brilliant. The public transport in the hunter is fu***d.
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This would be great. My kids have either a 45 minute walk or 1.5 hours on the bus. I don't think it's fair to zone kids in schools that don't have public transport.

 Do you not drive to be able to take them? What do they do now? I’ll be in the same boat with my oldest start next year. Thank you.
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What is it exactly? A chartered bus just for your kids? Or a bus that already picks kids up and you just want your kids included?

 Op- a private school bus dedicated to school pick ups and drop offs. Up to 12-15 kids. Must book in advance.
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 Ring them and ask?
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 THink you will find op is using ya for free marketing research intending to start a company
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I think this would be good especially for those kids who get bullied on school buses.
If the bus picked up and dropped off at the students house then I'd say you would be looking at $20 a week from me. That's about all I could afford to be honest.
You'd need to look at maybe a pro rata cost if a child only used it a couple of times a week and if leave at least one seat as Ann emergency seat for someone who needs a lift

No way would I trust anything like that with my kids.

 Can i ask why?
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 Can't be any more risky than a school bus?
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