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Inside the bus

· Students are asked to stay in their original seat for the duration of the ride.  Bus drivers may implement a seating chart to secure student safety.

· Keep all parts of the body and all objects inside the bus.

· Students should maintain an “inside voice” when having conversation, use appropriate language, and conduct themselves in a calm manner while on the bus.

· All school expectations apply while on the bus.

· Positive behavior that will not distract the bus driver from operating the bus safely is required.  Student actions that endanger themselves, the driver, or other students will require disciplinary action.

· Windows should remain closed unless the driver gives permissions for them to be open.

· Pets and animals are allowed on the bus only if permission is granted prior to the date of transportation.

· Keep the bus neat and clean.

· Keep book bags, books, packages, coats, and other objects out of the aisles.  Keep all body parts clear of the aisles when seated.

· Eating is only permitted when the driver has given permission.

· Talking is expected to stop when approaching and crossing railroad tracks.

· Students should respect school property by never tampering with, damaging, or defacing anything in or on the bus, or any of the bus or school equipment.

· The school district is not responsible for items left on the bus.

Entering and Exiting the Bus

· Use emergency door only in an emergency.

· In the event of emergency, stay on the bus and await instructions from the bus driver.

· Athletic footwear equipped with cleats or spikes should be kept in bags until exiting the bus.

· Observe safety precautions at all discharge points.  When necessary, always cross a street in front of the bus.

· Use the handrail when entering and exiting the bus.

· Regular bus stops are the only place a driver will stop.

Outside of the Bus


· All school rules apply while on at a bus stop, or waiting for the bus.

· Be at your bus stop on time.

· Students should wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching the bus.

· For their own safety students should never crawl under a bus or run behind the bus.

· Wear light colored clothing while waiting at a bus stop.

· Parents are responsible to supervise students until they board the bus and upon existing the bus.

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