Bus Policies and Guidelines

  • School Bus Policies

    • Students should be at their designated pick up location and visible to the driver at least five minutes prior to the designated pick up time.
    • Student passengers, bus drivers, and school district personnel are the only people authorized to be on the buses. Exceptions to this rule shall only be granted with permission from the driver.
    • Once a child has boarded the bus, the child will not be allowed to leave the bus until they reach their designated stop. In emergency situations the parents will contact the campus and the bus will return to the child’s campus where the parent will sign the child out at the office.
    • Primary school age students PK through 2nd will not be left at their designated stop if an adult is not present.
    • The only exceptions are if older siblings are riding the bus or if we have written permission from a parent on file at the child’s respective campus. All transportation changes regarding designated pick up or drop off addresses must be in writing and have campus administration approval.
    • Students are to board their bus, in the afternoon, at their assigned campus. Those students boarding at another campus will be given a verbal warning on the first offense. On the second offense the student will be sent to their campus administrative office to call their parents or guardian. Students will not be allowed to board a bus without the permission of a principal or vice principal, no exceptions. A late boarding pass will be issued and signed by an administrator granting approval.


    Bus Conduct Guidelines

    Bus riders will be expected to follow the written rules as outlined by their drivers, and the campus discipline management plan (Student Code of Conduct). Any student who fails to comply with these rules and policies shall be subject to disciplinary action and may be denied transportation services. A school administrator is the only person who can remove a student from a bus and reserves the right to modify consequences in conjunction with the Student Code of Conduct and with regard to the severity/frequency of the offense. A student may be removed from a bus after any referral, if the School Administrator feels that the incident is severe enough to warrant this action. A School Administrator or the Transportation Director can reassign a student to another bus as part of the disciplinary process. Whenever a student breaks a bus rule or commits any other action that jeopardizes the safety of the bus or passengers, a Bus Incident Report will be filled out and sent to the student’s campus administrator.