Rider Rules

    1. A rearview mirror of a yellow school bus Observe classroom behavior expectations.
    2. Be courteous; no profanity.
    3. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
    4. Keep the bus clean.
    5. Cooperate with the driver.
    6. Do not smoke.
    7. Do not damage bus or equipment.
    8. Stay in your seat.
    9. Keep head, hands, and feet inside bus.
    10. Do not fight, push or shove.
    11. Do not tamper with bus equipment.
    12. Do not bring pets on the bus.
    13. Do not bring flammable material on the bus.
    14. The bus driver is authorized to assign seats.
    15. Have a safe trip.

    Big Bus Expectations and Responsibilities

    When a bus arrives at a bus stop, the safest place for the student to be is at the bus stop waiting. It is for this reason that all students must be at their bus stop five minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Students must be standing at the bus stop, not waiting in vehicles, houses or garages. If running on time, big buses are not required to wait for students who are not standing at the stop when the bus arrives. Please ensure your student at his/her bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

    While at a bus stop, it is important for students to respect the rights of property owners. Students must not trample landscaping, climb on railings or stairways, play on cars, yards or in driveways or leave trash behind.

    Special Education and Preschool Expectations and Responsibilities

    Curb to curb transportation service is provided for many of our special education and preschool students. Please ensure your child is ready and watching for the bus to arrive five minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. When the bus arrives, your child should be ready to exit your home and board the bus. If your child is not ready, the bus will wait one minute. If your child is not in the process of exiting the home and boarding the bus after the one-minute grace period has expired, the bus will continue on the scheduled route ensuring that the other students on the bus route are not waiting unnecessarily.

    Students who follow these rules will not lose bus privileges.


Bus Safety Standards

  • A mechanic works on a yellow school bus in a garage The Transportation Department is committed to providing the safest possible bus service for the children of our communities. To that end, we have the highest safety standards and implement the following procedures to ensure student safety:

    • All vehicles are equipped with two-way radios and are in constant contact with dispatchers
    • All vehicles carry a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher
    • Students participate in emergency bus evacuation drills every year
    • Drivers are required to inspect their bus prior to transporting students each day
    • Every 2,000 miles our buses are scheduled for preventative maintenance
    • Buses are inspected at a State-licensed facility every six month or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first
    • A team of 9 full-time mechanics keep our fleet running at it's best
    • GPS on all buses
    • Video cameras on all buses purchased beginning with the 2012-13 school year