• Transportation and Safety

    Contact Mr. Cody Swearengin, Transportation and Safety Coordinator for more information. 


    School Bus Safety Rules

    • Boarding the Bus
      • 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