Tuesday, December 12

Bus Rules and Regulations

GREATER CLARK COUNTY SCHOOLS

TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

RULES FOR STUDENTS RIDING SCHOOL VEHICLES

Greater Clark provides students with safe equipment and capable drivers, but our program depends

upon you, students and parents. SAFETY is the paramount consideration in the operation of a school vehicle.

Transportation is for regularly enrolled students, grades kindergarten to 12 (excluding noon arriving and

departing students).

WHILE WAITING FOR THE SCHOOL BUS:

1. Arrive at your stop five (5) minutes ahead of scheduled pick-up time.

2. Never run alongside the bus…wait until the bus stops to board.  Students living on the opposite side of

the road should wait on their side until the driver gives them the signal to cross (thumbs up)…in front of the bus.

3. Keep the roadway clear of books, clothing, etc. DO NOT PLAY IN THE ROAD.

4. Students fighting, using profanity or making obscene gestures to the public are subject to disciplinary action.

This behavior should be reported to the Principal.

WHILE RIDING IN THE BUS/VEHICLE:

1. Please obey the driver…the driver is in complete charge of the vehicle.

2. Please be seated immediately and remain seated while the vehicle is in motion. The driver will assign seats.

DO NOT mar, deface or cut seats…Note:  PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL PAY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO

VEHICLE.

3. Students will ENTER and LEAVE the bus ONLY when it comes to a complete stop and the door has been

opened by the driver. STUDENTS WILL NOT LEAVE BY THE EMERGENCY DOOR unless instructed

by the driver.

4. For safety reasons, no objects will be placed in the aisle, emergency exits or doorways. No large objects

(including band instruments) that interfere with the seating of others will be taken on the vehicle. Animals

(dead or alive), fireworks, cutting instruments, JAM BOXES, radios, tape players or electronic equipment

that could prevent the driver from hearing trains, emergency vehicles or car horns will not be allowed on the school vehicle.

5. Loud, boisterous talking, screaming, yelling, and eating will not be allowed.

6. No weapons are allowed on a school bus as defined in policy # 5144.

7. Students will not tamper with the emergency exits, fire extinguisher or other safety equipment in the

vehicle.

8. Respect pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles. Do not shout, make obscene signs, use profanity or

throw objects from the bus windows!

9. Students will not extend any body parts out of the bus.

10. Students will not litter the bus. Cans, bottles, cartons, etc., can cause falls.

11. Violations will be reported to the principal/designee and/or the director/ assistant director of transportation as required,

who will determine the appropriate disciplinary action and notify parents.

12. Students are required to exit the bus at their regular stop unless the student provides the driver with a Bus

Pass signed by the principal or his designee.

13. Electronic monitoring/surveillance equipment is used on all buses.

14. Students will be disciplined when found to be in violation of any School Board policy or state statute. A

copy of these policies and statutes is provided to each student and is available at each school building.

THE ABOVE RULES WERE ESTABLISHED BY THE SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE AS PROVIDED BY

CHAPTER 303, INDIANA ACTS OF 1945 (AS AMENDED).

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THIS BUS REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN/STUDENT, SIGNED, AND

RETURNED TO THE BUS DRIVER PRIOR TO RIDING!!! Please detach-here…keep the top portion for reference.

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BUS NO. __________ ASSIGNED SEAT NO. ______________

STUDENT’S NAME ____________________ADDRESS____________________________________________

SCHOOL/GRADE_______________________LOCATION OF STOP__________________________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN______________________________PH#______________EMER PH#______________

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES FOR MY CHILD’S “PRIVILEGE” TO RIDE IN A GREATER

CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL VEHICLE.

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