• Transportation and Safety

    Dr. Allen Woods - Transportation and Safety Coordinator 

    School Bus Saftey Rules

    Boarding the BusHIDE

    • Be at the bus stop on time

    • While waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and stay alert

    • Stay away from the street, alleys or private property

    • Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop and the doors open before approaching the bus

    • Board the bus one at a time, use the handrail while walking up the steps

    • Quickly find a seat

    Behavior on the Bus

    • Do not speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract the driver.

    • Stay in your seat and face forward at all times

    • Never throw things or distract the driver

    • Do not put your head, limbs or other items out of the window

    • Keep the aisle clear of books, bags or other items

    • Balloons, or other items that may block the drivers view, are not allowed on the bus

    • Collect your belongings together before reaching your stop

    • Wait until the bus completely stops before getting up from your seat

    • Always follow the bus drivers directions

    Exiting the Bus

    • Use the handrail when exiting

    • If crossing in front of the bus, walk at least 10 feet away from the front bumper or until you can see the driver

    • Wait for the driver to signal before crossing

    • Always walk, do not run to the other side of the road

    • When the driver signals, look left, right, then left again—Keep an eye out for traffic

    • If you drop something near the bus, never pick it up without first communicating with the bus driver

    • If your vision is blocked, move to an area where you can see other drivers and they can see you

    • Retrieving mail from your mailbox after being unloaded is high discouraged


    Bus Safety Rules created from the National Safety Council and Missouri Department of Social Services