As we are deeply saddened by the news that a seven year old Sruthi was killed after falling through the hole in the school bus and being a parent myself couldn’t be convinced by such recklessness from school authorities and others related to the incident.
Whatever action taken against responsible parties will not bring a life back and compensation of any type is not going to be the same as their beloved daughter for the mourning Sruthi’s parents. We as parents are shocked and afraid of the situation prevailing at the schools and other organizations related to upbringing of a child. Many of us are already aware of the current issues related to transport, school maintenance, the way children’s’ are looked after at the school. But we are not taking any action to get the issue addressed because we don’t know how to raise and get our concerns addressed or we believe it is not our responsibility or we think it is impossible to get the issues addressed. By doing so, we are actually becoming the cause for the issues in the first place, because whatever the school management do we tend to accept by not protesting and this gives a free license to the schools to do anything they want. If you want your child to have a safe and enjoyable schooling experience, we as parents need to first let the school know of our concerns. A concern should be addressed to the right person through a letter and loop in the people necessary as well. By doing this, we are half done in addressing the issue. Then we need to follow up persistently and when a genuine issue is being raised and followed up by several parents the school will have no choice but to address them soon or later. If we think that we will be the only one to raise the concern and drop the idea of doing it, the result is going to be that someday one way or the other, it is going to hit us hard. If not for a hole in the bus, there could be something else inside the school that one of our children is going to be impacted. Hence please do not wait for anything or afraid of anyone, after all raising a concern is the only way to let the school know that there is something wrong or need their attention. First thing to do now, is to ask your school management what steps are they taking after the freak accident to prevent any such lapse in their school, after all we as human beings need to learn from other mistakes and not necessarily wait for doing a mistake by our own to learn!
Join me in improving the schools around by letting the school know of the issues!