Buses

If you ride the bus you must obey the bus safety rules:

  1. Wait for the bus in an orderly single line
  2. Stay seated once on the bus and face forward
  3. Pay attention to your bus driver when they speak and follow directions

If your student needs to take a different bus home, inform the school by a note or a telephone call as early as possible as authorization will have to be given to the bus driver.

Bus drivers have the responsibility and authority to maintain discipline on the school buses and to recommend to the appropriate building principal when necessary, that disciplinary action be taken. Student misconduct on a school bus may, depending upon seriousness and/or frequency, be sufficient cause to discontinue transportation to a student. Parents of a student who damages a school bus will be responsible for restitution to the school district.

STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES: Student conduct shall be maintained on district school buses in order to provide for safe and efficient transport of students. Bus drivers shall have the responsibility and authority to maintain discipline on school buses and to recommend disciplinary action, if necessary. Student’s misbehaving on the bus may result in a conduct report being filed by the driver, parent involvement, and/or suspension from the bus. Student misconduct on a school bus may, depending upon seriousness and/or frequency, be sufficient cause to discontinue provision of transportation to a student. Parents of a student who damages a school bus will be responsible for restitution to the school district.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS RIDING BUSES: These rules and regulations have been established for the safety of students riding school buses.

Prior to loading

  1. Students are to be at their designated bus stop five minutes before pickup time.
  2. At the bus stop, while waiting for the bus, students are to stay off the traveled portion of the roadway and respect private property.
  3. Students are to cross the street in front of the bus and not behind it.

While on the bus

  1. Upon entering the bus, students are to go directly to their seats, sit down facing forward, with their feet out of the aisle, and remain seated.
  2. Students are under the supervision of the bus driver and must obey the driver at all times.
  3. Students are to conduct themselves in a manner that will not distract the driver and not disturb other riders on the bus.
  4. Students are to ride only their regularly assigned bus and leave the bus at their regular stop. To ride another bus or get off at a different stop requires the written permission of a parent or guardian.
  5. Students should open bus windows only if the driver gives permission. Hands, head, legs, etc. are to be kept inside the bus at all times. No objects are to be thrown or passed through open windows or doors.
  6. Items not allowed on the bus include all forms of animal life (except Seeing Eye dogs), firearms, weapons, knives, breakable containers, flammables, and all other articles, which could adversely affect the safety of the bus and passengers.
  7. Standards for student conduct on buses shall be the same as standards for student conduct in all other school sponsored activities.
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