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Student Transportation Handbook

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Student Transportation Handbook

Everybody has a job in school bus safety . . .

 

Our goal is to make your trip to and from school as timely, safe and pleasant as possible. Please help us by reading and carefully following the rules in this Student Transportation Handbook.

 

School Bus Safe-Riding Rules

Day Care/Babysitters

Requests for bus stop changes

Other transportation requests

Space available policy

Bus conduct reports

Everybody has a job

 

 

School Bus Safe-Riding Rules

 

  1. Students are requested to arrive at their assigned bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

  2. Students shall wait in a location clear of traffic and away from the bus stop (10 feet is recommended as the designated place of safety).

  3. Behavior at the school bus stop must not threaten life, limb or property of any individual.

  4. Students are requested to go directly to an assigned seat (drivers are authorized to assign seats if necessary).

  5. Students must remain seated, keeping aisles and exits clear.

  6. Students must refrain from using profanity.

  7. Eating and drinking on the bus is prohibited (state law).

  8. The use of tobacco is prohibited on the bus.

  9. Students must refrain from throwing or passing objects on, from or into the bus.

  10. Carry-on items are allowable if they fit on your lap (musical instruments may be carried only if they can be secured in a safe place).

  11. Students are requested to board the bus at locations to which they have been assigned.

  12. Students should keep heads, arms and other body parts inside the bus at all times.

  13. Students may not use the emergency exit doors unless permission has been given by the bus driver and/or administrator in charge of the bus.

  14. Students must remain QUIET at all railroad crossings.

  15. When getting on or off the bus, students who cross the street or highway are instructed to WAIT until the bus driver has SIGNALED for them to cross. Students must remain visible to the driver at all times.

  16. The following is strictly prohibited on any bus: alcohol, drugs, tobacco, ammunition, animals, balloons, oversized objects or any other dangerous material or objects.

  17. Students must cooperate with the bus driver and keep the bus clean.

  18. Students must refrain from any destructive behavior.

  19. Students must wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before attempting to get on or off the bus.

Day Care/Babysitters

Forms are available in the Transportation Department at 29230 Wolf Road (west of the Bay High parking lot and stadium--look for the school buses) and the K. T. Allen Building (board central office at 377 Dover Center Road) to request day care/babysitter transportation (note: these forms are not available on the website for security reasons). These forms must be completed in July before the beginning of each school year and returned to the Transportation Department , not to school offices (may drop at or mail forms to K. T. Allen building).   


Requests for Bus Stop Changes

Forms are available in the Transportation Department at 29230 Wolf Road (west of the Bay High parking lot and stadium--look for the school buses) and the K. T. Allen Building (board central office at 377 Dover Center Road) to request changes in bus stops (note: these forms are not available on the website for security reasons). Requests need to be submitted directly to the Transportation Department at least one (1) week prior to the change. Requests will be taken into consideration; however, the majority of routes will remain as written. Drivers are not permitted to accept notes, unless approved by the Transportation Office.   
 

Other Transportation Requests

Parents requesting a change in their student's transportation assignment on a short-term basis must submit the request in writing to the Transportation Department at 29230 Wolf Road (west of the Bay High parking lot and stadium--look for the school buses) one (1) week prior to the change. Requests will be honored if it is determined there is room on the bus and the request is received in a reasonable time period. In the event of an emergency, contact the Transportation Department at 440-617-7310 (fax: 440-899-5985).

 

Space Available Policy

Parents who wish to apply for transportation service but who have students who do not qualify and live in an area close to the school may contact the Transportation Department at the end of October to inquire if space is available to have their student included on a bus. All requests must be submitted in writing (form is available) to the Transportation Department at 29230 Wolf Road (west of the Bay High parking lot and stadium--look for the school buses). Students will be assigned on a temporary basis, and parents must understand that their student could be removed from busing privileges if the extra space is needed later in the year for students who qualify to ride. 
 

Bus Conduct Reports

Reports are sent to the Principal of the student's school and to the child's parents. If the Principal feels it is warranted, the student can be suspended from the bus for a period of up to 10 days per incident. The Superintendent can expel a student from the bus for a period of up to 80 days. The Code of Student Conduct applies while riding the bus, and outcomes of violating the Code of Student Conduct would be consistent with violations that take place while in school.   

Everybody has a job . . .

About 2,000 children ride our Bay Village Schools buses to and from school each day. Nationally, about 23 million children ride the school buses. Traveling on a school bus is the safest mode of transportation, but it takes every one of us to help keep it that way and insure the safety of every child.

 

DRIVER'S JOB

  • to be in good physical and mental condition

  • to check the bus before each trip every day

  • to be on time at every stop

  • to obey all laws and policies

  • to drive safely at all times

PARENTS' ROLE

  • to have children at the bus stop on time

  • to know the rules for bus riders

  • to support the bus driver if behavior problems occur

MOTORISTS' ROLE

  • to know the traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones and to obey them

  • to report illegal school bus driving

STUDENTS' ROLE

  • to arrive at the bus stop in time

  • to wait in the designated place of safety

  • to board the bus in an orderly manner

  • to follow the rules and instructions of the driver

  • to remain seated while the bus is in motion

  • to keep aisles clear at all times

  • to be courteous to the driver and other students

  • to be alert to traffic when leaving the bus

 

 

 

 

 

 



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