Riding the School Bus is a privilege. The School District is not mandated to provide such service. Students will be held accountable for their behavior while on the bus and at their bus stop. All students need to be at their bus stop five (5) minutes prior to the departure time. It is important for them to line up in an orderly manner as not to jeopardize the safety and welfare of others. Please instruct your child to never approach a moving bus. Once the door is closed and the bus is moving, children should return to their home or school. Never should a child run after the bus.Student Behavior on School Buses"Pupils transported on a school bus shall be under the authority of, and responsible directly to, the driver of the bus, and the driver shall be held responsible for the orderly conduct of the pupils." (CCR 14103). The following rules of conduct shall apply to all students who ride school buses. To help insure a safe ride on our school buses, most are equipped with a video monitoring system.
Students must be seated at all times except when boarding or leaving the bus.
Students should sit upright, face the front of the bus, keep feet out of the aisle, and in no way bar progress of the other students in or out of the bus.
All bus riders shall not interfere with others nor molest property of others.
All students are prohibited from creating disturbances such as taking pictures or filming with a cell phone, whistling, playing musical instruments or radios, yelling, using loud or profane language, throwing articles, or any activity that could distract the driver.
We cannot allow students to eat or drink on the bus. Such things as gum, candy and sunflower seeds are prohibited.
The driver shall have the right to assign all seats when deemed necessary. All Middle School bus riders are automatically assigned seats the first or second week of school.
In the interest of safety, students must keep head, hands and feet inside the bus at all times.
Student Conduct at Bus Stops
The bus stop is not a playground. Horseplay, ball throwing, pushing and shoving cannot be allowed.
Most bus stops are designated in front of homes. Any damage done to private property shall be cause for denial of transportation.
To insure timely bus schedules students must arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before pick-up time, and they should be at their designated bus stops.
Students should line up in single file before boarding the bus. There is no pushing or shoving allowed.
According to State law, students must cross in front of the bus with the driver. It is the sole responsibility of the driver to escort students across the street when necessary. No one else can assume this responsibility.
Parents picking up children at bus stops and who normally do not cross the street should park on the same side of the street that the bus stops on to avoid the possibility of a child being hit while crossing the street.