Bus Safety Guidelines

Student Responsibilities

  • Read the bus rules and turn in the required completed bus card with student and parent signatures.
  • Show respect for your driver and follow their instructions. The driver has the authority to assign seats.
  • Students must be at the bus stop at least five minutes prior to the scheduled stop time.
  • At the bus stop students should wait on the sidewalk away from the curb in an orderly fashion and approach the bus only after it has stopped and the bus door is opened.
  • Pushing, shoving or fighting is prohibited on the bus and at the stop.
  • Be respectful of private property and public property at the bus stop.
  • Do not throw or extend any body part or other items out of the bus window. This includes spitting or littering.
  • Eating, drinking and tobacco use are prohibited on the bus.
  • Use of vulgar, profane, abusive language or obscene material is prohibited on the bus and at the bus stop.
  • Damage, destruction or abuse of school property is prohibited. Students are required to make financial restitution to the school district for loss and damages.
  • Remain seated for the duration of the trip. Do not deny another student a place to sit.
  • Always cross the street in front of the bus and only at the driver’s direction.
  • Get on and off the bus only at your designated stop then go directly home after being dropped off in the afternoon.
  • See the Bus Rules sent home with the bus card for further information.

Parent Responsibilities

  • Review the bus rules and sign the required completed bus card so the student can return it to the driver in a timely manner.
  • Remind your student to cooperate and be respectful of the driver as the driver is the person of authority on the bus.
  • Be sure your student is dressed appropriately for weather conditions and is at the stop at least 5 minutes prior to the assigned stop time. Provide proper supervision for your student going to and from the bus stop as well as while waiting at the bus stop.
  • See the Bus Rules sent home with the bus card for further information.