Bus transportation is offered to students who live one-and-one-half miles or more from the school. A student living less than one-and-one-half miles may be transported, providing a safety hazard would be present if the child walks to school.
Any pupil who is transported to and from school by bus is expected to board and leave the bus at his/her own bus stop. The Transportation Director determines which bus to ride and what the designated stop will be. However, WRITTEN permission from the parents and APPROVAL FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE will allow your child to board or leave the bus at a different stop. This includes students who normally walk or ride in a car. According to state law, school bus drivers are not allowed at any time to drop a student off at a nondesignated stop, and they are not allowed to drop a student off at a different stop without the approved note.
Please discuss these rules thoroughly with your child. Also, if your child will be going home another way (for any reason) other than on his/her assigned bus, you MUST send a note.
WAITING FOR THE BUS
BOARDING THE BUS
LEAVING THE BUS
THE BUS DRIVERS ARE ON A TIME SCHEDULE. IF A PROBLEM OR A NEED ARISES, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL RATHER THAN STOPPING THE DRIVER.
BUS PASSENGER CONDUCT
Children on the bus must:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
BUS DISCIPLINE-Video cameras have been installed in the county’s yellow buses. Infractions occurring on the school bus may result in suspension from the bus as well as school based discipline.
First Offense – Warning and parent notification
Second Offense – Possible 3-day bus suspension and/or disciplinary action
Third Offense – Possible 5-day bus suspension and/or disciplinary action
Fourth Offense – Possible 10-day bus suspension and/or disciplinary action
Fifith Offense – Possible bus suspension for the remainder of the year
School bus discipline referrals must be taken home by the student to be signed by the parent and returned to the office.
Principal/designee may invoke school disciplinary procedures as well as bus disciplinary procedures depending upon the circumstances. A bus suspension may be imposed on the occurrence of any offense depending on the nature of the offense. Parents will be notified concerning inappropriate behavior and disciplinary action taken.
RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS IS A PRIVILEGE THAT CAN BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME A STUDENT DOES NOT DISPLAY SAFE AND PROPER BEHAVIOR.
Remember: Practice safety on the bus and at the bus stop. Be kind to the other students and to your driver and follow the instructions of your bus driver.