Bus Rider Expectations / Parent Responsibilities / Bus Safety

Bus Rider Expectations:

  1. Follow the driver's directions at all times.
  2. Enter and leave the vehicle in an orderly manner at the designated stop.
  3. Keep feet, books, instruments cases, and other objects out of the aisle.
  4. Not deface the vehicle or its equipment.
  5. Not put head, hands, arms, or legs out of the window, hold any object out of the window, or throw objects within or out of the vehicle.
  6. Not possess or use any form of tobacco on any district vehicle.
  7. Observe all usual classroom rules.
  8. Be seated while the vehicle is moving.
  9. Fasten their seat belts, if available.
  10. Wait for the driver's signal upon leaving the vehicle and before crossing in front of the vehicle.
  11. Follow any other rules established by the operator of the vehicle

Misconduct will be punished in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct; the privilege to ride in a district vehicle, including a school bus, may be suspended or revoked.

Parent Responsibilities:

What are the parent's responsibilities?

  • Parents/guardians shall be responsible and accountable for the conduct and safety of their children at all times prior to the arrival and after the departure of the school bus at the assigned school bus stop.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to instruct their children to go directly home in the afternoons. 
  • Have your child at the bus stop ten minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time.
  • If possible, teach your child their full name, home address, and telephone number where an adult family member may be contacted in an emergency.
  • Review the Bus Rider Expectations with your child.
  • Remind students to watch for siblings at bus loading or unloading times, and encourage them to notify the bus driver of any concerns of a sibling not loading the bus, or getting off at the appropriate stop.

What are the parent's responsibilities at drop-off time?

  • If possible, be at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to drop off your elementary aged child(ren).
  • Parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students (or their adult designee) are expected to be at their child's bus stop with a pick up tag.  Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students may get off the bus in the afternoon with a sibling who is at least in the first grade as long as the older sibling's name is on the back of the pre-kindergarten/kindergarten student's bus tag.  
  • Parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are required to sign a transportation agreement at the campus each year.  In the event that a parent does not abide by the expectations outlined in the agreement, their child's transportation privileges may be revoked.      

What if my child needs to get off at a stop other than their regularly assigned stop?

  • Students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned bus stop to minimize the potential of hazardous situations.  Any exceptions need to be approved by campus administration.  

Bus Safety:


1. Students need to be responsible and remain alert when using earbuds, cell phones, and electronic devices while waiting at the bus stop.

2. When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness.

3. Always stay at least fifteen feet away from the bus.  

4. Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches.

5. Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus.

6. Use the handrail when entering and exiting the bus.

7. Do not run after or towards the bus if you are late getting to the bus stop.

8. When getting off the bus in the afternoon, wait for the driver to signal it is safe before crossing the street