School Bus Seating Arrangements: What’s the point???

Cy Nelson

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Students march onto the bus in the morning. They sit in the exact same seat they’ve been sitting at all year. But not because they want to sit by their friends. They are being forced to sit there by the bus driver. They don’t know anyone they are sitting by, and 7th grade boys don’t want to talk to the 9th grade girls that are stuck in Snapchat, sitting right next to them. It’s the most awkward thing in school behind fake romance. It’s school bus seating arrangements.

Why seating arrangements? Nobody really knows. In school it makes sense, if you sit by your friends you will probably talk and distract you, your friends, and the entire class. But we ride the bus to get to school, not learn algebra. Talking won’t distract the other students from learning, it will only make students more prepared to socialize at school.

What’s in it for the driver? Maybe they have dreams of being a math teacher, and are practicing making kids sit in assigned seats. Maybe they want to be all-powerful; the alpha wolf leading the pack. Or maybe they are just bitter. Only they know.


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2 Responses to “School Bus Seating Arrangements: What’s the point???”

  1. kyle nelson on October 1st, 2017 8:05 am

    Ha ha. Great article, Cy. I don’t understand why they have seating arrangements on the bus. I wonder how long they’ve done this. I’m sure it was put in place for the driver’s benefit. If the bus is quiet, there are fewer distractions. You used humor to investigate something that bothers you- I enjoyed reading it.

  2. kayden on November 3rd, 2017 2:17 pm

    good job

School Bus Seating Arrangements: What’s the point???