For many students, riding the bus is a safe way to get to school on time. Buses also provide riders with opportunities to do schoolwork; buses feature a managed Wi-Fi network so that students can use their district-issued iPads while they’re on the road.

Guidelines for riding the bus

Students must arrive at their designated bus stop five minutes prior to the scheduled stop time.
Students must never approach a bus until it has come to a complete stop and the access door has been opened.

Students shall cross the roadway only when the bus driver gives approval and must cross only in front of, and never behind, the bus.

Appropriate behavior will be observed at all times. Students shall:

  • Talk in a manner that will not distract the driver.
  • Remain in their seats in a face-forward position while the bus is in motion.
  • Refrain from profanity/vulgarity.
  • Respect the rights and property of others.

Windows may be opened only with permission from the driver. No student shall extend any part of his/her body or belongings beyond the window ledge on windows that are opened.

Students are to assist in keeping litter off the floor.

Consumption of food/beverages is not allowed due to allergies and/or choking.

Excessive noise and loud behavior are not permitted. Students shall refrain from talking to the bus driver when the vehicle is in motion unless absolutely necessary.

Students shall never sit in the driver’s seat and students shall not tamper with any emergency doors, windows or equipment unless absolutely necessary.

Hazardous articles, as determined by the driver, should not to be transported in the passenger area of the vehicle.

Except for service animals, no other animals, reptiles, fish, fowl or insects are permitted on school buses.

The driver is in full charge of the bus and students must obey the driver promptly and willingly.

The bus driver may assign seats at his/her discretion.

Students shall always use their regular bus and ride their regular bus. Permission to do otherwise must be first obtained from school staff or director of transportation. Such permission should be requested in writing by the student’s parent/guardian and turned in to the school office. The request must be signed by the principal before being presented to the driver.
Parents of students damaging school buses will be responsible for proper reimbursement to the school district.

Consequences are progressive and may include calls home to parents, time off the bus, removal from bus and other discipline as appropriate.