Riding a school bus is a privilege which may be denied to students who disregard rules of good conduct and safety regulations.

  • Be at the bus stop 3-5 minutes before the bus’s scheduled arrival time.
  • Buses will not pause or stop unless the student is at the stop and visible to the driver.
  • When waiting for the bus, stay on the driveway or sidewalk, off lawn and out of the street.
  • Do not approach the bus unless it has come to a complete stop.
  • Always take the assigned bus and board at the proper stop.  Bus passes will be granted by the building principals only in response to a written note signed by a parent or guardian.
  • When boarding, line up in a single file with no pushing or shoving.
  • Upon boarding, sit down as soon as possible and remain seated. The bus driver has the right to assign seats as needed.
  • Students may not board buses with any of the following: live animals, unpackaged glass containers or pressurized containers, radios and tape players, any item not able to be held and contained by the student.
  • The following musical instruments: violin, viola, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo and clarinet will be transported aboard the bus provided they are properly secured to the side wall of the bus with a strap provided by the Music Department.
  • Never extend arms, legs or head out of the window.
  • Shouting is not permissible.
  • Do not throw anything in the bus or out of the window.
  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Eating is not allowed on the bus.
  • Loud voices, bad language, fighting and bad conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Respect your bus driver and obey his/her instructions.
  • When arriving at school, remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop and wait for  a signal from the driver.  Remember, the driver is in charge at all times.
  • Never open the door yourself.  This is the driver’s job. Use the front door only.  Emergency doors and windows are for emergencies only.
  • If you must cross the street after leaving the bus, always cross 10 feet in front of the bus, but do not cross until you see the flashing lights, observe that all near-by cars are stopped, and wait for a signal from the bus driver.
  • Get off the bus at your stop.
  • Always conduct yourself in a safe and orderly manner.  Riding is a privilege; good conduct is required for all riders. Continued offenses can result in  the loss of bus riding privileges.