Transportation

 

 

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Transportation
School Bus

WASHINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR BUS RIDERS

 

                                               

 

BEFORE BUS ARRIVES

  • Arrive at the pick-up location 5 minutes before the bus.
  • Wait off the street/road, not on the street/road.
  • Respect other people’s property on the way to and/or waiting at pick-up location.

 

BOARDING THE BUS

  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
  • Be respectful and take your turn getting on the bus.
  • Use the handrail when entering bus steps.

 

CONDUCT ON THE BUS

  • Follow the directions of the driver.
  • Walk to seat and remain there.  Do not stand or move around while the bus is moving.  The driver may assign seats.
  • Cell phones must not be a distraction.  The driver will address cell phone distractions.
  • Do not get into a lengthy conversation with the driver or cause a distraction unless there is an emergency.
  • Talk quietly so the driver can hear traffic sounds.
  • Keep arms, feet, backpacks, etc. out of the aisles.
  • Do not open or close windows without driver’s permission.
  • Keep hands and head inside bus.  Do not stick or throw anything outside of the windows.
  • Profanity, screaming or physical/verbal harassment is strictly prohibited.
  • Use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs in any form is strictly prohibited.
  • Use of lighters or matches is strictly prohibited.
  • Use of laser pointers is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not deface/damage any part of the bus.  The student and/or parents will be held financially responsible for repairs.
  • Do not litter on the bus.
  • No eating, drinking, or chewing gum.
  • Do not tamper with any safety device or any other equipment.
  • Respectful and courteous behavior is expected at all times.

 

EXITING THE BUS

  • Do not stand/leave your seat until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Take your turn; don’t crowd in front of others.
  • Use handrails when exiting bus.
  • Watch your step.
  • If you must cross street, look both ways, wait for driver to motion you to move, look both ways again to check for traffic before you cross.
  • Follow directions of the bus driver and/or bus supervisor at transfer point (WHS/WJHS).

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY AND WHEN THE DRIVER MUST LEAVE THE BUS

  • Stay seated.
  • Do not touch emergency equipment or anything else on the bus.
  • Depend on the driver’s training to take care of the situation.

 

NOTE:  In accordance with Indiana Law, it is a privilege to ride a school bus.  Violation of the rules and regulations noted above may result in suspension of transportation privileges.

 

SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS:  Washington Community Schools buses only pick up and drop off at the student’s place of residence or Licensed Day Care that is a business and your child will be going there all year. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

 

Our goal is to provide safe transportation to and from school for your child.  If you have a concern or question, please call your respective bus driver or Washington Community School’s Transportation Director.