Whenever there is a motor vehicle near it is never a good idea to play around. This is even truer when that vehicle is a bus. If a student is standing too close to the side of a bus, it can be difficult for the driver to see them. If a student fell or tripped while standing that close, the driver may not see the student, and that is when injuries can happen. To avoid things like that, just board the bus nicely.
While outside the school bus, the students should be far enough away that they are easily able to see the whole bus and not just a part of it. That means that students are standing about 10 ft. from the curb while they are being either picked up at their home bus stop or at the school.
This is to ensure that students are not going to be injured by the bus. Also we ask that the students do not approach the bus until it has come to a complete stop, and the bus driver has given the THUMBS UP for safety, indicating it is okay to board the school bus.
Part of our student education initiative includes a Rule of the Week Program.
We’ve taken our ten core rules and created some sort of visual of the rule. A new rule will be posted the first ten Mondays of the school year, and then we restart the cycle.
Each Monday, the week’s rule posts on our blog. On Tuesdays, the bus drivers change the poster in their buses. Also on Tuesdays, the school announcements include the week’s rule.
We have used this set of rules for many years because they are tried and true; students who follow them tend to have better bus rides than those who fail to follow them.