Students are not permitted to get on or off the bus at any bus stop other than his/her own established stop unless a written consent is obtained from a parent/guardian and approved by the childís school administrator. When such permission is granted, students must have a bus boarding pass in order to change from his/her regularly scheduled stop. We can only grant these requests in extreme emergencies.
It has been our district's policy that children be permitted to ride other buses only in cases of emergencies. Although we try to be accommodating to the many changing needs for day care and parentís schedules, the large number of requests can cause confusion for both the teacher and the bus drivers. There are also times when this situation causes bus overcrowding which places us in a situation of last-minute removal of students before the bus can leave.
All students who are normally walkers may not ride any school bus. Pupils needing transportation to child care after school must notify the transportation office. Requests of this nature are on a restricted basis. Requests should be submitted as soon as possible. Bus capacity and/or location of stop must be considered. Existing school bus routes will not be altered to accommodate day care/sitter locations. All such transportation arrangements will be on a space-available basis. Students will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with the following priority order:
1. Students normally using that given bus route.
2. Students who are eligible for bus transportation from their homes.
3. Students who are walking students from their homes.
Space must be available for new students regularly served by the bus. Day care riders will be bumped in reverse order of priority from the above list.
Students transported to day care/sitter must be picked up and dropped off at the same location every school day.
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