Planning how to get the kids to school this year was a challenge. Since district based busing doesn't kick in until Pre-1A (child must be 5 year old by Dec. 31 that year), most people with kids in Kindergarten (called 4 year old Nursery in many places) have to carpool. At the start of the school year, I was working full-time. Having 3 kids in 2 different schools, we knew this was going to be a difficult situation.
Luckily, there are other people in a similar situation, and a group of parents got together to arrange for a private bus for the boys' school. So since September, C have been going to school on a private bus.
I am pretty happy with the busing situation. The guy organizing it is great. The monitor, who is a teacher in the school, is responsible and nice. The bus driver is...prompt. However, she is not friendly. At all. We have yet to get a smile or a "Good Morning" out of her. This is a known problem, and was explained to us in an email the first week of school: