Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 06:00 a.m.

Boy, you really gotta hand it to those Redlands Unified School District trustees.

Earlier this year the group voted to quit funding secondary school bus service due to a financial shortfall.

A move most school districts resisted.

Busing, you would think, goes along with governments duty of providing an education to children.

After all, busing children to school did survive the tough economic times of 1960’s and 70’s right?

Just not in Redlands, California.

Well I had a chance to observe, first-hand, the effect of this brainiac decision by a group that apparently doesn’t have a clue.

I happened to make the mistake of cruising through the immediate area of Citrus Valley High School in Redlands on Tuesday morning.

Boy was this a big mistake.

At 7:30 a.m., the time classes are to commence at the school, hundreds of automobiles were still clogging the three traffic arteries leading to the location.

There was even several people directing traffic to no avail.

Obviously hundreds of students would be tardy for class.

The lesson here?

The elimination of district busing dramatically increased the number of students having to be dropped off by vehicle and thus the corresponding delay in getting students to school on time.

Hello! Can you say class disruptions?

I can hear the creation of a new brainiac policy already.

Parents please starting dropping students off an hour before classes start.

This is so that everyone may arrive on-time.

There will be a lottery to determine drop off order.

Sorry for the losers who have to drop off first.

Students who’s parents violate the new rule will not receive lunch.

I really feel sorry for the people living in the neighborhood where the school is located.