Congratulations! This morning every one of the 31 OIS buses arrived before 07.45. The buses went around their routes as designed, without waiting for latecomers - just like normal public transport.
This morning one of the OIS parents sent me an e-mail she had sent to the school four years ago. In this original e-mail, she protested against the situation where her kids were at the pickup point every morning at the right time, and yet day after day they arrived late to school because the bus had waited at the other stops until everyone had made their way downstairs. In the e-mail she made some very relevant points, which I will quote here:
"Waiting for latecomers is equivalent to a reward for unpunctuality and serves as a positive reinforcement for coming late.
Making punctual students wait is equivalent to a punishment for punctuality, and serves as a negative reinforcement for being on time"
I think this lady has a point, don't you?
Anyway, congratulations OIS. Every bus here before 07.45, for the very first time this year. We're getting there!!!