When my daughter was in Head Start (she's 30 now, so it's been awhile), she was brought home by the bus. Well, my neighbor, who lived a couple of miles away, was often not home when the bus came and the first time it happened I told the driver that he could leave Travis at my house. Well, Travis' mom thought that was just wonderful and immediately began to take advantage of the situation. Now, Travis was a nice little boy and it really was no trouble for me to keep him for a few hours but it started to happen every day and I started to get mad. I talked to his mom about it and she promised to be home but that only lasted for about a week and then we were back to every day again. So I ended up telling the bus driver that he couldn't leave him with me and he had to take him back to the school. I don't know what happened exactly but I think she got in a bit of trouble because she didn't speak to me for a long time after that.
I look back at that now and can't believe how things have changed. There is no way in today's society that a school bus would be able to drop off a kid at a neighbors house without written permission. But I suppose that is a good thing.