No student is permitted to stand while riding the bus. Since there may be up to 3 students to a seat, it is important to share space. Drivers are authorized to assign seats. Do not move from your seat unless instructed to do so by the bus driver.
• Arrive at your designated pick up location at least five (5) minutes before your scheduled pick up time. • Wait in a safe location off the roadway. Your bus driver will determine this location. (Designated place of safety) • Wait in a single file line and board the bus in an orderly manner, going immediately to your seat so that the bus is not delayed and others may board. • You must remain seated and facing forward at all times with the aisle clear while the bus is in motion.
• When arriving at your school, you must remain seated until the driver has instructed you to exit the bus. • When arriving home, you must stay seated in your seat until the bus arrives at your stop and has come to a complete stop. Do not walk up the aisle to the front of the bus while the bus is still moving. • After exiting the bus, you must go to your designated place of safety (to be determined by the bus driver). Do not stop for the mail, paper, trashcans, etc. You must stay in your designated place of safety until the bus has safely pulled away.
Crossing the Roadway
When it is necessary to cross the street to get on the bus, you must cross at least 10 feet away from the front of the bus. Always wait for the driver's hand signal to cross, as the driver is in a position to see traffic from both directions. Before entering the roadway, the student(s) should look in both directions to check for any traffic. Remember, if your driver sounds the horn that means “DANGER”. After you have boarded the bus, go immediately to your seat and remain seated.
If you are crossing to go home, when the driver gives the hand signal, you will cross to the traffic edge of the bus (center of the road). You must stop and check traffic in both directions on your own. The driver will watch for traffic as well. If the driver sounds the horn, this means “DANGER” and you need to look around you for the danger. If you do not see any danger, look back to the driver for further instructions.
After you have safely crossed the road you must go to your designated place of safety and wait there until the bus has safely pulled away. Again, do not stop for the mail, paper, trash cans, etc.