Parents of students who ride the bus...
Will be responsible for the safety of their child while going to and from the bus stop and while waiting for the bus to arrive. The District will not enter into disputes involving parents and/or students that take place prior to the student boarding the bus, or after the student has exited the bus on his/her way home. Students are expected conduct themselves in a proper manner at bus stops. Students must respect other homeowners' property- no littering, trespassing, foul language, or excessive noise.
Will have their child at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. For your child's safety, if your child has missed the bus please do not drive up behind the bus and let your child off at the next stop. The bus is larger than your vehicle and the driver can not see you behind them. When the driver goes to pull back into traffic, your child could get run over.
Will meet all kindergartner students at the bus stop when they are exiting the bus. Please be at the stop 5 minutes prior to the drop-off time. We will keep young students on the bus when there is no one to meet them at the stop and bring them back to the Transportation Department for parent pick up. We will make every effort to call home and leave a message regarding where you can pick up your child.
Will be responsible for any damage by their child to the school bus, personal property or public property.
Will have their students ride only their assigned bus and get off only at their assigned stop. Parents may call for permission from the Transportation Department for their student to ride another bus into school. For safety reasons, they will only be able to get off the bus at their assigned stop. Please call the Transportation Department at 891-0224 in case of an emergency for any change in a student's assigned stop. A permanent transfer to another route or bus stop would be made in the same way.
Will have their students cross all streets at least ten(10) feet in the front of the bus and after the driver has signaled the student that it is safe to cross.
Will remind their students about the safe operation of the school bus, noise on the buses shall be kept to a minimum with the students speaking in classroom voices. Students will be quiet at railroad crossings and other danger zones as designated by the bus driver.
Will remind their student that they should not carry anything on the bus that is larger than what will fit on their lap. Students must not transport on a school bus: pets (alive or dead), alcoholic beverages, drugs, ammunition, explosives, firearms, knifes, or any other dangerous materials or objects.
No golf clubs, skis, skateboards, hockey sticks, snowboards, fishing poles, or hard sleds are permitted on regular run buses. If there is any question on a particular item, the Director of Transportation should be consulted.
Riding the bus is a privilege not a right. The bus driver is the sole authority on the bus while students are being transported.