Comment on What happens at Amish schools in the summer… by kerry.
Alice Mary, there are bells in the cupolas on the school buildings around here (mainly Swartzentruber), but I rarely hear them ring. There are schools dotted so close together here, I’m guessing they don’t really need to ring the bells – the kids don’t have too far too walk.
The tiny school less than a 1/2 mile from my house has a bell, but it is built in a pasture and right next to the neighboring house. It serves only 3 families with a lot of children! They never ring the bell, I’m sure, because the homes are right in view of it.