School Bus Rules

  • Be at the bus stop early. Students should be waiting for the bus at least 5 minutes BEFORE it’s scheduled arrival. If you are not at your stop, the bus will not wait for you.
  • Wait for the bus in a safe place – away from the edge of the road.
  • Once you board your school bus, sit down in your assigned seat as soon as possible.
  • Stay seated at all times, facing forward. Quickly take off your backpack and put it in your lap. Bulky items, such as instruments, must remain on the floor between your legs – not on the seat. FOR SAFETY REASOSN, KEEP AISLES CLEAR AND FREE FROM OBSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES.
  • Keep your hands, arms and head INSIDE the bus at ALL times. DO NOT throw objects from the bus windows.
  • Be polite and talk quietly. Unnecessary confusion can lead to driver distraction and possible accidents.
  • No food, drink or gum on the bus.
  • NO animals, glass, aerosol products, dangerous object, flammable or controlled substances, laser pointers, radios, cassette players, or other personal electronic devices on the bus. Sharp objects such as pencils or pens should be carried in your backpack.
  • LISTEN to the bus driver and follow directions.
  • Cell phones are to remain off and out of sight. Cell phones that are in open view and/or used will be confiscated and given to the school’s principal.
  • Vandalism of school buses may result in suspension or revocation of the student’s riding privilege; parents may be held financially responsible for the cost of repairing damage to school buses.
  • Leave the bus carefully, using the handrail.
  • Take 10 giant steps in front of the bus before crossing in front of it. You should be able to see the driver’s face. REMEMBER, if you can’t see his face, he can’t see yours.
  • Wait for the driver’s signal before crossing the road. Your driver will signal you when it is safe to cross. LOOK both ways before crossing the road too.
  • Stay away from the bus if you drop of forget something. NEVER go back to pick up something in the road. Get an adult to get it for you.
  • Being dropped off or picked up at another location? You will need a note from your parent, which you will give to the main office of your school to obtain a pass before the driver will allow you to get off at another stop. You will need a bus pass to ride another bus. A bus pass is given by your school provided that you have a note from your parent AND the bus is not full.
  • Elementary students must have an adult (or older sibling) visible to the driver at the bus stop in the morning and evening. If there is not an adult present, students will be taken back to their respective elementary schools for parent pick up. Buses will not come back to the student’s residence.