Mission of the Department of Pupil Transportation
The mission of the Pupil Transportation Department is to transport students as safely, efficiently and cordially as possible. By doing so, the student arrives in a better frame of mind to learn and arrives home with a more positive attitude about the day.
Route Numbers on Buses
Each school bus route is assigned a route number which is posted on the side of all buses. All students, especially elementary students, are encouraged to learn the route number for their bus. These route numbers are important when a spare bus or substitute driver is on the route because the bus number will not be the same.
Bus Stop Policy
All bus stops will be established to ensure that no elementary student must walk farther than approximately 0.3 of a mile and that middle school and high school students walk no farther than approximately 0.5 of a mile to the bus stop location.
Students are required to board and leave the bus at their assigned bus stop. It is especially important that students arrive at least 5 minutes before the time listed and 10 minutes earlier during the first week of school.
The transportation department reserves the right to revise or change bus stops. All students who are affected by any changes will be notified in writing.
Conduct on Buses
Bus transportation is a privilege, and students riding school buses are required to obey all rules and regulations established by the school and driver. Disorderly conduct or other rule violations while riding a school bus may result in denial of this privilege.
Parents are responsible for the safety of their children to and from bus stops and are particularly encouraged to accompany young children.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Office or the offices for your specific area.