Students may only ride their assigned bus. In the event that a parent wishes a child to ride on a bus other than the one to which the student has been assigned, due to an established day-care arrangement, the parent must submit a written permission request to the classroom teacher, which is then turned into the office with the daily attendance sheet. Office personnel return approved slips to the classroom teacher's mailboxes, and classroom teachers return these slips to the children at dismissal for submission to the appropriate bus driver.
The standard for appropriate bus behavior is as follows:
1. Students must stand at their bus stops well to the side of the road, out of the line of oncoming traffic.
2. Students must enter the bus in line and in an orderly manner.
3. Students must walk to their seats promptly and must remain in their seats for the entire bus ride, and must not extend, hands, arms or heads outside bus windows.
- Students must not throw things in the bus or out of the windows; food and drink are not to be consumed on the school bus.
- Large items or book bags may not be placed in the aisle of the bus.
- Students must remain orderly while on the bus in order to maintain a safe bus ride.
The driver is in complete charge of the bus and the children being transported. The driver may make changes in seating, arrange for discipline as it is required, and may take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the bus and passengers. School behavioral standards are to be followed by students while riding on the bus. Inappropriate language or behavior of any kind is not tolerated.
Violation of the rules of safety may result in detention or a suspension of bus privileges. It is important that the ride to our school be both safe and pleasant.