Parent/Guardian and Student Responsibilities

  • Make sure their children get to and from the designated stop safely.
  • Providing supervision that is appropriate to the student’s age, maturity, and conditions that exist to and from the stop.
  • Selecting their children’s walking routes to and from bus stops.
  • MUST have a responsible person at pick up and drop off location for Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
  • Provide alternative transportation for their students if oversize objects or live animals must be transported to and from school, or when a student's bus riding privileges are suspended.
  • Know their children’s bus identification letter/number and stop location.
  • Know the bus rules and review them with their children.
  • Direct walk route safety concerns to the municipality or home association or law enforcement agency responsible for the specific location/area.
  • Students are NOT permitted to ride a bus other than their assigned bus. Assigned students have priority for transportation. If a child needs to go to a friend’s house, parents must make alternate transportation arrangements.
  • Arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.
  • Buses cannot wait for late students and will not return to pick them up when they have missed the bus.
  • Stay off the roadway while waiting for the bus.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before getting on or off the bus.
  • When crossing is necessary and permitted, a student will always cross 10 feet in front of the bus after waiting for the driver’s hand signal.
  • NEVER get mail or go to the mailbox while the school bus is at the bus stop.
  • Students are not permitted to get on or off a bus at a different time or stop not assigned to them.
  • Vehicles are required to stop a minimum of 20 feet away from the bus.
  • Occupy their seats and refrain at all times from moving around in the bus.
  • All belongings, including band instruments, are to be held on the student’s lap during transportation.
  • Behave in a manner that allows the driver to safely operate the vehicle.
  • Obey the bus driver at all times.
  • Keep your entire body inside the bus at all times. 
  • Talking is NOT permitted on railroad tracks.
  • Avoid loud, inappropriate, and/or profane language.  (Use "inside voices" to prevent driver distraction)
  • No eating or drinking on the bus. 
  • Damages to any bus should be reported to the driver. Students will pay for any damages they cause on any bus.
  • Students will never throw anything inside the bus or out the window of a bus.
  • Students may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages.  
  • Students shall not possess/smoke any type of tobacco, vaping device, or any other drugs on the bus.
  • Students shall not possess or use cigarette lighters, matches, or other flammable items on buses.
  • Weapons of any kind are not permitted on a school bus.
  • Public displays of affection are not acceptable behavior and will not be tolerated.
  • Never tamper with bus equipment.
  • Live animals/insects 
  • Rakes/shovels
  • Hockey sticks/ bats/ golf clubs
  • Nerf/water toys 
  • Anything made of glass
  • School projects with objects that could be considered dangerous, such as sticks, toothpicks, sharp objects, chemicals, etc.
  • Food or drinks including water bottles
  • Large band instruments that take up space on the seat



  • Seats will be assigned by the driver, and students must comply. Siblings will be assigned to sit together in a seat.

  • Not riding the bus for 4 consecutive days will result in being removed from the route and asked to re-register which may result in being added to a waiting list. 

  •  We have implemented a 3-STRIKE policy. Any violation of the bus rules will result in a verbal warning followed by a 3-day suspension, and finally, bus suspension for the year.

  • The health and safety of our staff are important to us as is the health and safety of our students. Please perform self-checks at home, and DO NOT send your student with any COVID or other illness symptoms.

  • Pre-K (ECC), Young 5, and Kindergarten students require a Parent/Guardian at the pick-up and drop-off location 
    (18 or older and listed as an emergency contact).