Bus transportation at BMS is managed by Assistant Principal Laurie Kleppe.
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.
IF THE REQUEST TO LEAVE THE BUS AT ANOTHER STOP IS REQUIRED BECAUSE OF CHILDREN VISITING ONE ANOTHER OR SPENDING THE NIGHT, A NOTE FROM BOTH SETS OF PARENTS MUST BE ON FILE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
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
School bus discipline referrals must be taken home by the student to be signed by the parent and returned to the office.
BUS DISCIPLINE – ELEMENTARY SCHOOL POLICY
First Offense – Warning and parent notification
Second Offense – Parent notification with disciplinary action
Third Offense – Possible 3-day bus suspension and/or disciplinary action
Fourth Offense – Possible 5-day bus suspension and/or disciplinary action
Fifth Offense – Possible 10-day bus suspension and/or disciplinary action
Sixth Offense – Possible bus suspension for the remainder of the year
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.