From A Public School Mom :: Sending Our Babies To School Should Not Be This Hard

From A Public School Mom :: Sending Our Babies To School Should Not Be This Hard

School for me as a kid was majorly different. I grew up in Houma, Louisiana prior to Hurricane Katrina. The town was much smaller, Martin Luther King Boulevard had barely any traffic, we had a Ryan’s Steakhouse and a Blockbuster, and my bus driver was this same older woman who I used for almost every grade.

I also went to private school almost my whole childhood, attending public school for only one year, 5th grade. If there was any stress with carpool or riding the bus, my parents, admins or teachers did not show it. My teachers showed up to school every day, smiling and carried on life as usual.

Since enrolling my boys in school, I have gone through every emotion with them.

My experiences range from the high fives of having great grades to repeating Kindergarten to crying over how I will get them to school.

Times are different and sometimes hard with inflation, technology upgrades, new ways of living and more, but sending our kiddos to school should not be hard.

From A Public School Mom :: Sending Our Babies To School Should Not Be This HardAll across the nation right now, we are experiencing a bus driver shortage and in Baton Rouge, the bus driver shortage is only getting worse. For many parents who rely on bus transportation, we are having to resort to other options that we cannot provide. Our teachers, educators, bus drivers, and kids deserve better without having to send our kids to private schools or homeschool.

Providing our children with an education should not be this hard.

In effort to make our voices, we can email:

Born and raised in Houma, having lived in Lafayette and now living in Baton Rouge, I am a mom, full-time employee & entrepreneur. I have three boys named Colston (5) and twins - Rowan and Reeves (3). I graduated in 2013 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Broadcasting. I worked in radio for 11 years being on the air and holding multiple management titles at 94.5 KSMB & 101.5 WYNK. While working in radio, I also worked in TV news and other jobs. Currently, my family owns an insurance business (Scott Tully Allstate), I work at Louisiana Department of Health as a Communications Specialist, and we invest in real estate. I carry with me from radio a rebranded podcast called 'Mommy on the Geaux'. As a mom who does not stop, I also love fitness, being outdoors, eating out with family/friends & traveling.


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