Bus Rules & Safety Tips


Riding on the Bus

  • Obey the bus driver.
  • Be courteous at all times. Foul language is prohibited.
  • Stay in your seat and face forward: never stand on a moving bus.
  • Keep noise level down and do not distract the driver (no yelling or shouting).
  • Do not throw anything on the bus or out the window.
  • Keep hands and feet to yourselves.
  • Don't damage the bus in any way.  
  • Don't push, shove and hit.
  • Keep hands, head and other items inside the bus windows.
  • Do not eat or drink on the bus.
  • No food or drinks are allowed on the bus.

Items not allowed on the Bus

  • Alcohol, drugs, pets, glass objects, knives, sharp objects, alcohol, tobacco, matches, lighters, obscene materials, illegal contraband or weapons of any kind will be allowed on the bus.
  • Objects too large to be held in your lap or placed under your seat.

Waiting for the Bus

  • Arrive at the bus stop early.
  • Avoid dangerous horseplay while waiting.
  • Stay out of the danger zone: stand at least 10 feet away from the edge of the road.
  • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the driver says it's okay to board the bus.
  • Cross at the corner or marked crosswalk.
  • Use sidewalks when possible.
  • Don't talk to strangers.

Getting on and off the Bus

  • Must have a signed permission from parent and signed giving authorization by the principal to get off at a stop other than your own.
  • Use handrails at the steps.
  • Keep the aisle clear: watch clothing or backpacks with dangling drawstrings or straps.
  • Never try to retrieve an item dropped near the bus - get out of the danger zone immediately.
  • Be sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the driver when loading and unloading.
  • Walk in front of the bus, never behind the bus.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Wait for the driver's signal before crossing.
  • Always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus.
  • Never run to or from the bus.
  • Stand back from the curb