Bus Rules


School Bus Safety Rules

1. Students will follow the directions of the driver.

2. Students should be at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus arrives, waiting in a safe place, clear of traffic and 12 feet from where the bus stops.

3. Students will wait in an orderly line and avoid playing.

4. Students will cross the roadway in front of the bus after the bus has stopped, they have looked at the driver for a hand signal, and they have looked in both directions for traffic, left, right, left.

5. Students will signal the driver with a waving motion if something is dropped and wait for the driver to give a signal before picking up object.

6. Students will go directly to an available or assigned seat when entering the bus.  Keep aisles and exits clear.

7. Students will remain properly seated, back against the back of the seat, bottom against bottom of the seat, and keep hands to themselves.

8. Students will not eat, drink, chew gum, or bring tobacco, alcohol or drugs on the bus.

9. Students will not bring animals, glass objects, nuisance items, hazardous materials, or weapons onto the bus. Students may bring objects that can be held on their laps.

10. Students will refrain from using loud voices, profanity and/or obscene gestures, and respect the rights and safety of others.

11. Students will not extend head, arms, or objects out of the bus windows.

12. Students will be totally silent at railroad crossings.

13. Students will stay seated until time to get off the bus.  The open bus door is the signal to get up from the bus seat.

14. Students must provide a Bus Pass, signed by a school official, giving permission and an address to ride a different bus or get on or off the bus at a different bus stop location.

15. Students will help keep their bus clean and in good, safe condition.

danger zone

What is the “Danger Zone?"

The Danger Zone is the 12 foot area that surrounds a stopped school bus, where your school bus driver might not see you.  Twelve feet equals 4 giant steps for elementary students.  

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