School Bus Transportation Guidelines

Riding the School Bus is a Privilege

Transportation safety guidelines are established to help ensure the safest ride possible for your student on the school bus. Riding the school bus is a privilege. Each student extended this privilege has a right to a safe, non-coercive environment on the school bus while riding to and from school or related events. Each student has the responsibility to follow the direction of the driver and established safety guidelines. Failure to do so adversely affects the safety of all other passengers and will result in action being taken. This action may include but is not limited to detention, and/or suspension of riding privileges.

The school bus driver has sole responsibility for the safety of his or her passengers and the condition of his or her vehicle. With this, the driver is given the authority and responsibility to enforce the safety guidelines as established by Wayne County Public Schools. 

Transportation Safety Guidelines: 
Waiting for the Bus:
Arrive at the bus stop at least 5-10 minutes early
Avoid dangerous horseplay while waiting
Stay at least 10 feet away from the edge of the road ( three giant steps)
Wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the driver says it's okay to board the bus
Don't talk to strangers
Getting On and Off the Bus:
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
Be sure the bus driver can see you and you can see the driver
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 road
Riding on the Bus:
Obey the bus driver
Be courteous at all times. Foul language is prohibited.
Stay in your assigned seat and face forward: never stand up 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 
Keep hands, head and other items inside the bus windows
No food or drinks are allowed on the bus. These items are not permitted for cleanliness, to avoid choking hazards and to respect the possibility of food allergies of other students, expect food contained inside a sealed lunch box or backpack.

If parents have any bus concerns, please call the school or the WCPS Transportation at (919) 705-6080. For the safety of our students and our drivers, parents are not to talk with our drivers while on the bus or at the bus stop. However, appointments can be made for parents and bus drivers to discuss any transportation concerns before or after their routes are completed. Please call our school to make set an appointment. 

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