School Bus Safety
At the bus stop, students of all ages are reminded to stand at least ten feet back from the area where the bus will stop. All approaches to the bus are to be directed by the driver. Student movement toward the bus can only be allowed when in response to the bus driver’s hand signal.
Make a plan with your student so both of you know what to do in the event of missing the bus. Running toward the bus stop or in pursuit of a moving vehicle is dangerous. Being late to school is a tolerable consequence.
Neighborhood cul-de-sac areas often have inexperienced preschool children eager to greet the bus and younger students returning home from school. School bus routing standards recommend that school buses avoid entering cul-de-sacs and turn arounds to the extent possible.
Parents are encouraged to monitor their children at bus stops. Many parents take turns with each other so as to provide daily supervision.
School Bus Rules
- Be on time for the bus.
- Always watch the driver to signal you before crossing the road.
- Be courteous and listen to the driver; do what the driver asks the first time they ask.
- Find a seat quickly and allow other students to sit with you.
- Sit facing forward with your backpack on your lap.
- Keep your feet on the floor, not on the seats and not in the aisles.
- Visit with other students in your area of the bus in a quiet manner.
- You can drink water or pop/eat on the bus if the driver has given you permission. If you are allowed to drink pop/eat on the bus, place all garbage in the proper receptacles.
- Everything else is unacceptable behavior on the bus and the consequence is having an incident report turned in to your building principal. This could lead to your suspension from riding the bus.
- No pets or animals are allowed on the bus.