School Bus Safety
If you ride the school bus...
These are good rules to follow
Transportation Director: Don Barnes
Walking to the bus stop
- Always walk on the sidewalk to the bus stop, never run. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the far left side, facing traffic.
- Go to the bus stop about five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. While at the bus stop, wait quietly in a safe place well away from the road. Do not run and play while waiting.
Getting on and off the bus
- Enter the bus in line with younger students in front. Hold the handrail while going up and down the stairs.
- When entering the bus, go directly to a seat. Remain seated and face forward during the entire ride.
Riding the bus
- Hands should be kept to yourself at all times while riding on the bus. Fighting and picking on others creates a dangerous bus ride.
- Never throw things on the bus or out the windows. Keep the aisles clear at all times. Feet should be directly in front of you on the floor and book bags should be kept on your lap. Large instruments or sports equipment should not block the aisle or emergency exits.
- Never play with the emergency exits; listen to the driver and follow instructions.
Exiting the bus
- Always cross the street in front of the bus. Never go behind the bus. If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver before you attempt to pick it up, so they will know where you are.
- Never speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a stranger. Always go straight home and tell your parents if a stranger tied to talk to you or pick you up.