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Transportation Information

  • Students must be waiting at their pick-up point 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled arrival time of the bus. Buses are on time schedules that do not allow for waiting - if a student is not at the pick-up point at the scheduled time, the bus driver will proceed on to their next location. Drivers will be unable to return a student home for any articles he or she has forgotten or left behind.  
  • While at the pick-up point waiting for the bus, students should stand back a reasonable distance, refrain from any horseplay, and never cause any damage to personal or community property.
  • Students boarding the bus must board in an orderly manner and immediately take their appropriate seats. 
  • Students may transport musical instruments and other items pertaining to school activities only if those items can be held on the student's lap.  Animals, balloons, special displays or projects of large size that do not meet this guideline are not acceptable for transport on the bus.
  • Windows and emergency doors on the bus shall not be opened except with the permission of the driver. When approved by the driver, windows may only be opened to the appropriate halfway mark. 
  • Upon arrival at the school, students should remain seated until released by the driver. When going home, students must remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop. 
  • Students must ride only their assigned bus. Bus drivers are instructed to let students off only at their designated location. 
  • Students wishing to ride home with a friend must provide written permission from a parent and secure prior approval from the school and driver. Guest riders may be prohibited due to available seating space on the bus.
  • Students who must walk in front of the bus during loading or unloading must wait for the signal from the driver before crossing in front of the bus. The bus must be stopped with the stop arm and crossing arm extended prior to a student crossing.
  • Parents are not permitted to board or ride the school bus unless they are acting as a chaperone for a field trip and have been approved by the school or assisting with their special needs student and have been approved by the Transportation Department to do so.
  • Parents should inform the driver if their student has a medical condition or severe allergy that may require specific attention.
  • Remove dangling straps and key chains from coats and book bags. These items can get caught in the bus doors and on the handrails. Also, as the students walk down the bus aisle key chains swing and can strike other students in the face or arms.
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