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Procedures For Bus Riders

Waiting For The Bus
  • Be at your bus stop 10 minutes before the bus schedule.
  • Stay out of the roadway and a safe distance back from the curb or highway.
  • When you see the bus coming, form a line without pushing or crowding.
  • Wait until the bus has stopped to gSchool Buset on. 
  • If you should miss the bus, go straight home or to your babysitter.
Boarding The Bus
  • Board the bus quickly without pushing or crowding
  • Remain a minimum of 10 feet from the bus until it is at a complete stop and the driver has indicated it is safe to board the bus.
  • Always use hand railing.
  • Take your seat quietly and quickly without pushing and crowding others.
  • Sit well to the back of your seat, use the seatbelt, and face the front of the bus.
While The Bus Is In Motion
  • Remain seat belted.
  • Do not walk or stand while the bus is in motion.
  • Keep arms and head inside the bus.
  • Never throw anything in the bus or out of the window.
  • Avoid scuffling in the bus or behavior that could distract the driver.
  • Avoid unnecessary or loud talking.
  • Keep the aisle clear.
  • Obey the driver promptly.
  • Know the location of the emergency door, and how to use it.
Leaving The Bus
  • Always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before getting up from your seat.
  • Always face the front when getting off.
  • Use the steps; do not jump.
  • Be courteous, and do not push or crowd others.
  • If it is necessary to cross the street, cross in front of the bus.

Please Note! Children riding the bus regularly should bring a note from their parents each time they are to go home by some other way.  This will avoid misunderstandings or the possibility of a child being left at school.


Discipline Procedures For School Bus Infractions

1st  Referral  Provide notification to the parent that a problem has occurred and an explanation of the consequences.
2nd Referral  Potential Suspension of bus privileges and other disciplinary action as determined by the principal.
3rd  Referral  Suspension from the bus for a period of time and possible loss bus privileges for the remainder of the year.
4th Referral  Loss of bus privileges for the rest of the school year.


******  Depending upon the severity of the infraction the principal may suspend or resend a student's privileges immediately.