INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
The school transportation program in our district is a large and complex program that needs and deserves the cooperation of everyone concerned, as safety and efficiency are the two prime factors desired in order to have an effective student transportation program. Regulations governing the activities of students riding the buses are only for the purposes of insuring that every rider is treated fairly and equitably and that all students gets to and from their destination safely and promptly.
WE ASK THAT PARENTS DISCUSS THESE SAFETY RULES WITH THEIR CHILDREN AND IMPRESS UPON THEM THE NEED FOR FULL COOPERATION AND FOR OBEYING THESE NECESSARY REGULATIONS.
1. All students should be waiting for the bus when it comes to a stop. After the first few days, the daily schedule will be set and posted within the bus and adhered to as closely as possible. Drivers are instructed not to wait for those who are habitually late because their whole schedule would then be disrupted and this is unfair to the other student riders.
2. Board the bus in an orderly manner. Remember that in many cases there must be three students to a seat and every student has equal rights to any seat. You must remain seated while the bus is moving.
3. Going from one seat to another, throwing things, roughhousing, profanity, yelling out the windows, etc., will not be tolerated.
4. Anyone breaking or defacing any part of the bus will be held liable for it's repair or replacement and may be denied the privilege of riding the bus.
5. The bus driver is in full command of the bus and responsible for your safety. Students must obey the driver promptly.
6. Those who fail to act like ladies and gentlemen, who fail to follow the written or verbal instructions of the driver, or who create disturbances on the bus will face possible suspension of transportation privileges. The driver shall warn an offender upon the first time and report the offender to the principal and superintendent's office. The second time and any further infraction could result in suspension of riding privileges. Any serious disturbance or continued failure to heed the drivers command will be reported to the parents.
7. Remember the STATE LAW mandates that students who board or leave the bus and who must cross to the opposite side of the road, must wait for the driver's signal that it is safe to cross. Students should also look both ways to insure it is safe to cross.
8. After school many students must await the buses coming from other schools. There is great danger from the possibility of pushing someone in front of, or under, the wheels of the bus. PLEASE STAY BACK FROM THE CURB AND DO NOT CROWD TO BE THE FIRST ONE ON THE BUS. There is room for all students and students must be careful of this hazard.
9. If you are not riding that day, please call the family preceding you on the bus route or the bus garage at 832-9260, so they can inform the driver not to stop and wait. This will prevent other students from standing and waiting.
10. Glass containers should not be carried on to the bus.
TRANSPORTATION IS A SPECIAL SERVICE OFFERED TO BOTH RURAL AND CITY STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY. THE CONDUCT OF A STUDENT MUST BE SATISFACTORY TO CONTINUE TO WARRANT THIS SERVICE AND WE RESPECTFULLY ASK FOR THE HELP AND COOPERATION OF BOTH STUDENT AND PARENTS.
Special questions or problems should be directed to the driver of your route or the Bus Supervisor, Ted Larson or the Superintendent of Schools, Mike Sherwood.