Bus Rules


  • Be familiar with the rules.
  • Have students ready at their assigned stops at least five minutes prior to scheduled pickup.
  • Cooperate with the driver about bus rules and safety issues.
  • Help the driver with disciplinary problems. Our drivers are required to call parents about discipline problems prior to doing the first write up form.
  • Do not ask the driver for special favors or special stops. Drivers are obligated to run routes as written.


List of guidelines for behavior on a school bus

  • Be at your assigned bus stop five minutes prior to the scheduled arrival of the bus.
  • While waiting at the bus stop, stay back from the roadway and refrain from horseplay.
  • Only ride your assigned bus. Students may ride home with another student if they have a signed note from a parent, confirmed by the principal or designee, and there is room on the bus. Drivers are required to keep all notes from parents as a matter of record.
  • Wait until the bus is completely stopped with the stop arm extended before crossing the street, and cross at lease ten feet in front of the school bus.
  • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it is okay to step on the bus.
  • If you cross the street in front of the bus, walk 10 giant steps in front of the bus and wait for the driver’s hand signal to cross.
  • IF you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver. NEVER try to pick it up as the driver may not see you.
  • Follow the bus driver’s directions at all times.
  • Get on the bus quickly and take your assigned seat. Assigned seats are required at all levels.
  • Remain seated, facing forward.
  • Keep your feet out of the aisle.
  • Keep your hands, feet, books, and pencils, etc to yourself.
  • Talk in quiet voices.
  • No eating or drinking on the bus.
  • Remain seated upon arrival at your school. The driver will tell you when it is time to unload.