I know I will probably get bashed for this....but until today there has never been a problem.
I have to leave 15 minutes before my dd catches the bus in the morning. The bus pulls up in front of the house and she goes out to it. I make sure she is ready to go before I leave the house. Then she eats her breakfast and waits by the door for the bus. When she sees the bus coming down the street she locks the door and walks out. Well today I had a doctors appointment and I didn't take my phone in because I get no service there. When I got out I had a voice mail from my daughter bawling her eyes out because she missed the bus (She's 10). I called her cell phone and it went straight to Voice Mail. I called the home phone and no answer. I called the school and she was there. Hopefully the neighbor gave her a ride but she isn't answering right now. We live close enough for her to walk or ride but I don't like her doing that. I really want to go up to the school and find out how she got there. I am going to have to figure out a new system. This one has worked all school year. Last year her dad didn't leave until she did...but he left. Anyway that voice mail from my kiddo bawling her eyes out just made my heart sink.