Bus Rules

BUS RULES

1. WAITING FOR THE BUS

A. Be on time for the bus but do not arrive at your bus stop earlier than ten minutes before the time at which the bus usually arrives.

B. Do not allow younger children who are not yet attending school to accompany you to the bus stop.

C. Observe all safety precautions while waiting for your bus.

  1. Do not play in the road.
  2. If possible, avoid crossing streets.
  3. Whenever you must cross a street, do so only if you are sure that no moving vehicles are approaching you from either direction.
  4. Do not push, pull or chase any other pupils.
  5. Avoid tresspassing on private property and being noisy.
  6. As the bus approaches, line up at least six feet off the road and do not approach the bus until it has stopped and the driver has opened the door. Again, avoid pushing others in the line.

2. LOADING ON THE BUS

A. Get on your bus quickly and be seated at once.

B. Listen carefully and obey any directions issued by the driver.

3. RIDING ON THE BUS

A. Do not eat food while you are on the bus.

B. Do not throw anything while you are on the bus.

C. Do not extend your arms or any other parts of your body out of the window.

D. DO NOT CHANGE SEATS WHILE THE BUS IS MOVING.

E. Avoid shouting and other excessive noise that may distract your driver and lead to a serious accident.

F. Help to keep your bus clean and sanitary.

G. Be courteous to other pupils.

H. Listen carefully and obey any directions issued by the driver.

4. UNLOADING FROM THE BUS

A. Do not leave your seat until the bus has come to a complete stop and the driver has opened the door.

B. Obey any directions issued by the driver.

C. Leave the bus quickly but in a courteous manner without pushing any other pupils.

D. If you must cross a street as you leave the school bus, be sure to walk in front of the bus (never in back) at a distance of at least 12 feet from the bus. If you get too close to the front of the bus, the driver wll not be able to see you, and a serious accident could occur.

E. Be sure to observe all safety precautions as you travel form your bus stop to your home.

5. LOSS OF RIDING PRIVILEGES

Students engaging in inappropriate and/or unsafe behaviors may be suspended from riding the school bus for a specific period of time. Any such suspensions will be initiated by school principals or assistant principals. Suspension of riding privileges for a specific period of time is automatic with a third bus misconduct notice, but suspension for serious infractions may occur after any single infraction.

I have received a copy of, read, understand and agree to follow the above listed bus rules.

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Student Signature Date

 

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I have received a copy of, read and understand the above listed bus rules and and discussed them with my child.

 

 

 

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