RI Bill: Adults Must Accompany Students at Bus Stops

The bill would require a parent, guardian, or "authorized person" to be present at bus stops for young children.

File photo.
File photo.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require an adult to be at bus stops for young students.

The bill would require a parent, guardian, or "authorized person" to be present at bus stops for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Each student who doesn't have an adult there would be returned to school.

The bill was sponsored by State Rep. Anastasia Williams, D-Providence. A House Committee on Wednesday recommended it be further studied.

Read the bill

What do you think of the bill? Share your opinion in the comments.
skeeter April 11, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Peter A. Filippi III April 12, 2014 at 09:12 AM
As a conservative Republican, I strongly believe in free enterprise such as school vouchers that would eliminate many concerns such as this but would also address the need to enhance academic standards and lower costs etc…
Melissa April 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Gabian715 - I truly understand your comment about common sense & mature adults. The problem I see is that there are not many mature adults left.. We live in a time where parents are not held accountable to play parent.. Too many hand outs as well.. What a shame!!!
Jim Downey April 24, 2014 at 06:49 PM
I currently have two kids attending school in Woonsocket, one that is in the 11th grade and one in six grade. The 11th grader now 17 years old gets dropped off buy the school bus everyday. It is absolutely ridiculous to watch as they have a paid bus monitor riding along which exits the bus with him and makes sure he doesn't climb under the wheels..... why do u think your taxes keep going up??????? oh and my sixth grade son who attends the middle school leaves school in the middle of class and goes who knows where and no one at the school does anything to stop him or notify me....


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