SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
We are very proud of our safety record and we encourage parents to reinforce these safety tips with their children.
All Sparta Board of Education buses are a safe environment for students to ride. We encourage a positive attitude for students and drivers alike. Safety is a top priority and is everyone's responsibility.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner during the time they are on a district bus. From the time the students enter the bus until they are discharged at the bus stop, they are under the jurisdiction of the rules and regulations of the school district, as enforced by the school bus driver. Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right and such privilege may be revoked if an individual's conduct is abusive, dangerous, or destructive. Bus drivers will report the misconduct of students to the Building Principal and the Supervisor of Transportation by means of a discipline report.
Students crossing the highway, either to board a bus or after leaving a bus,must cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus at the signal of the bus driver.
Students will board and depart only their assigned bus and only at the established stop. The boarding stop and departure stop may be different for their assigned bus but must remain the same stop for five days a week.Exceptions will be made only in cases of emergencies or extenuating circumstances in which the student must obtain a special pass from his/her Building Principal. An emergency change will be for a given period, usually less than a week and may include such items as hospitalization, death, etc.
Following the above student conduct guidelines will ensure that your child will have a positive experience on our buses.