School Bus Safety

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School bus transportation is statistically the safest means of getting your student to and from school.  We encourage you to have your student ride the bus.  In order to help us provide your student a safe journey to and from school, we ask your cooperation in abiding by the following national best practice guidelines for school bus transportation.

Each school bus stop and bus route is designed to deliver your student safely and efficiently to and from school.  In creating stops and routes, it is necessary to consider many factors.  However, SAFETY FOR ALL CHILDREN IS OUR GREATEST CONCERN.

  • Please have the children at the bus stop waiting for the bus.  The bus cannot wait at the bus stop for the children.  If your child should miss the bus, please take your child to school.
  • NEVER try to catch the bus with your vehicle.  Your child's safety is compromised when you attempt to meet the bus with your vehicle. 
  • The Transportation office must approve any changes regarding bus stops.  For the safety and security of all students, our drivers are instructed to pick up only those students assigned to each stop. 
  • Please note that the arrival time at the bus stop may vary as students are added or removed from the route.  Students will be advised as time changes are made.  Driving conditions such as trains, traffic and weather may also alter the arrival times.

The Transportation department is dedicated to providing safe transportation for your student.  Therefore, we must address improper bus behavior promptly.


Violations of behavioral expectations may result in a student being suspended from riding the bus for one or more days.  Possession or use of tobacco products will result in an automatic 5-day suspension from riding the bus.  Violations of this order will also be referred to the school for possible school suspension.

The State of Indiana considers the school bus an extension of the classroom.  Therefore, all school policies and procedures remain in effect while students travel.  Additional measures are also required to ensure safe travel.  We consider observing safety precautions and practicing good citizenship important parts of a student’s education.  We are committed to providing a safe journey for your student as they travel to and from school.

If there are concerns about the school bus stop or route, please call the Supervisor of Transportation at (812) 462-4341.
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