- Bus and seat assignments will be given to each student Only one bus assignment will be given to each child.
- Please discuss with your child
the importance of proper bus behavior, including getting to the bus stop
on time and taking his/her assigned seat without delay. Drivers have a
schedule to keep and cannot delay departures.
- Any children missing their buses
to go home, should report to the office immediately to make alternative
arrangements. Bus students will not be given permission to walk or bike home if they are assigned to a school bus.
Transfer Policy: (Taken
in part from the Aliquippa School District Transportation Policy. A
complete copy is available in the Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School Offices)
Exception will be made only in cases of extremely serious family situations. In
these cases the decision of the building principal will be final. We
appreciate your cooperation and understanding and thank you for your
assistance. Please be informed that all pupils have been assigned a
specific bus according to the location of their residence. The assigned
bus is the vehicle they are to ride each day. Parents, who have a need
for their children to go to the home of a grandparent or baby-sitter,
must make such arrangements without involving a change in transportation
assignment. Individual student transportation assignment will be
strictly adhered to without exception.
In the event that a transfer should be granted, the following procedures must be adhered to:
- The parent/guardian must submit to the
building principal/designee a request, in writing, specifying the
reason for the request.
- The building principal/designee
will determine whether the request meets the criteria of the policies
extreme emergency contingency.
- The building principal/designee
will grant the request providing that the extreme emergency is not
compromised and sufficient space exists on the bus to accommodate the
- The granting of all transfer requests are subject to the discretion of the building principal/designee.
- Transfer requests that are
approved shall be written on the proper form and given to the bus driver
on the particular form. The driver will turn the form in at the end of
the day to the Director of transportation. This form will be kept on
In the interest of safety, all students riding buses shall be seated at all times while the bus is in motion. All
pupils must remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop. Upon
entering or leaving the bus, pupils should be in a single file.
The bus driver has a great
responsibility and therefore is directly in charge of the students
riding his/her bus. The safe operation of the bus depends on the orderly
behavior of the students. A bus driver cannot be annoyed or distracted
while driving the bus.
In order to establish some
procedure the following must be noted. Upon violating good bus behavior,
the following procedure will be followed:
- First Offense – verbal reprimand by the bus driver, record kept by the bus driver.
- Second Offense – bus driver sends a report to office, administrator holds conference with pupil, parents notified.
- Third Offense – verbal reprimand
by bus driver, sends report to administrator, administrator notifies
parents that further incidents will lead to relinquishing bus privileges
for a limited period.
- Fourth Offense – removal of
student from riding bus for a limited period. Parents will be notified
and will be responsible for bringing child to school during time pupil
is not permitted to ride the bus.
Any further offenses will mean a repetition of the steps mentioned in the fourth offense.
on the degree of misbehavior, the severity of the discipline executed
will be at the discretion of the bus supervisor in conjunction with the
building administrator regarding implementation of the above offenses.