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School Bus Safety

Talk to your children on a regular basis about school bus safety!

  • Always be at the bus stop on time.
  • Do not play on the street while waiting for the school bus.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop, board the bus in single file, in an orderly fashion, using the hand rail.
  • Find a seat quickly without pushing other students and keep the aisle clear.
  • Remain seated, talk quietly and do not eat or drink on the bus.
  • When riding on the school bus, the driver is in charge. Always listen to the driver’s instructions.
  • Never put your head or arms out of the school bus windows.
  • Know where the emergency exits are, but DO NOT tamper with them.
  • Never throw anything inside the bus or out of the school bus window.
  • When disembarking, wait until the school bus comes to a complete stop before leaving your seat. Descend in single file.
  • Walk a safe distance (10 feet) from the school bus so the driver can see you and know that you are out of danger.
  • Should you need to cross in front of the school bus, keep a safe distance (10 feet) and watch for the driver’s signal. Do not run. Proceed with caution at all times.