Bus Safety

Dress appropriately. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Don't wear anything that could catch on the bus when you're getting on or off.

Be on time. Leave home early enough to avoid having to hurry. Be at the bus stop 10 min early; the bus will not wait for you.

Stay out of the road. Wait for your bus in a safe place. Watch for traffic. Stay away from strangers.

Wait for the bus to come to a full stop. Board the bus safely – no pushing or shoving. Sit down as soon as you can. It’s not safe to stand.

Walk at least 10 steps ahead of the bus along the edge of the road. Make sure you are at least 10 feet from the bus and you can see the bus driver’s face. Never walk behind the bus or close to the wheels or sides.

Wait until the bus driver signals you to cross. Then, double-check for traffic both ways yourself before crossing.

Tell the bus driver if you drop anything. Never reach under or in front of the bus.

Bus Rules

Do not eat or drink on the bus. We have had choking accidents on the bus before, and the best way to avoid this life-threatening event is to have no food or drink on the bus.

Keep the aisle clear. Pack your things in a book bag or backpack. Keep your bag on your lap or under your seat. Keep you arms and legs out of the aisle.

Keep your head and hands inside the bus. Never throw anything out the window. Don’t lean against the window.

Remain quiet and use appropriate language. Use an "inside voice". It’s OK to talk softly to the person sitting next to you. NO swearing on the bus.

Stay in your seat and use seatbelt (if equipped). Stay seated until the bus comes to a full stop. Do not kneel in the seat to talk to the person behind you.

Be respectful to your school bus driver, bus monitor, and fellow passengers. Treat others as you want to be treated.

Phones are permitted but cannot take calls nor videos or pictures. No sound should be coming from electronic devices.