School Bus Rider Conduct
Parents and guardians play a vital role in the safe operation of the Transportation Department in many ways. Parents should be aware of and reinforce the following safety messages with their children:
- Explain the importance of good behavior on the bus – students should not stand while the bus is in motion, eat or drink on the bus and generally should use quiet voices on the school bus.
- Students may not fight, smoke, or throw objects around or out of the school bus. Students should observe the same behavior on the bus as they would in the classroom.
- Students should follow the directives of the school bus driver.
- Students may only board their assigned bus and get on and off at their assigned bus stop. If a student misses their stop they should inform the driver so the driver can return to their stop.
- Students should not board the school bus with large items. Large school projects, packages or large instruments should be transported to school by parents.
- Objects should be secured safely in a backpack so students do not drop any items while loading or unloading from the school bus.
- Students are encouraged to wear their lap belts on the school bus.
- The school bus driver is authorized to assign seats if warranted.
- Riding the school bus is a privilege. There are consequences for unsafe and inappropriate behavior on the bus. Everyone is entitled to a safe and pleasant ride on the school bus.