Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are looking forward to a productive and exciting new school year. It is the District’s goal to provide safe school transportation to eligible school children. Although we make every effort to ensure the safety of the students on the bus, there are situations that require your assistance and participation in order to improve safety. Sometimes, children can be exposed to a dangerous situation because of their own or other’s behavior. In order to provide this service, we ask parents to review safety with their children. Parents are responsible to get children to and from bus stops. Until the student steps on the school bus, parents are responsible for their child’s safety and conduct. Please don’t send children to the bus stop more than five minutes early. The following are some suggestions or examples of what to talk about:
When walking to the bus stop or to school:
Stay on the sidewalk (show your children where to walk and where to stand. It may be necessary to explain to your younger children what the sidewalk, curb and street are).
While waiting at the bus stop:
The school bus is an extension of the classroom. Students are expected to follow the same rules on the school bus as they follow in school.
Rules for Bus Riders:
Boarding the bus:
Conduct while riding the bus:
Exiting the bus:
At bus stops that require students to cross a main thoroughfare, students are instructed to wait until the school bus arrives before crossing the roadway. The student must always look both ways and wait for the driver to signal when it is all right to cross. Look both ways again and proceed when it is safe to do so.
Lane Hadlock, Transportation Director