School District Cancels “No-Talking On Bus” Rule

CINCINNATI – Less than a week after it begun, the Finneytown School District has changed a controversial rule that banned talking on school buses.

Starting at the beginning of this school year, students on the district’s buses were allowed to speak to other students only when they had the permission of the bus driver. The district said the rule was created to allow the driver to focus on driving safely.

The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper ran a front-page story on the rule, which triggered a flurry of media interest in the no-talking rule. The school district issued a revision of the rule that same day. The change removed the talking ban; the revised rule says that children may now speak quietly to their seatmates.

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