Pick ups/Drop offs - Drop off without a responsible person present.
1. Placement of bus stops will be assigned by the Transportation Department. Careful consideration will be given for their placement with safety being the highest priority.
Please understand that it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that each student arrives at the bus stop five (5) minutes prior to pick up time. The parent, guardian or responsibleStudent Drop-off without a Responsible Person Present:
1. Depending on the age and circumstances of a child, (e.g., special needs, kindergarten, early childhood, pre-kindergarten); it may not be appropriate to drop off a student at a bus stop without a responsible person present. An adult must meet all special needs, early childhood, and pre-kindergarten students at the bus stop. An older sibling may be allowed to meet the student if coordinated with the driver or transportation in advance. The following steps shall be taken to insure proper supervision of the student.
a. The school and/or transportation office will be contacted to locate a responsible person.
b. If the route has not been completed, the driver will keep the student on the bus and continue on the route.
c. If a responsible person has been contacted, the student will be returned home upon completion of the route, or instructions as to where the responsible person can pick-up the student will be given.
d. If a responsible person cannot be contacted, the student will be returned to school.
2. Students are to be generally dropped off at their designated stop, unless we have written permission from the parent/guardian to do otherwise. Occassional variations may occur due to roadway irregularities such as construction, weather conditions, traffic, or other emergency situations. The driver will assess the situation to determine if a student can safely walk to their home from the bus location. If there is any doubt, the driver will return the student to the school, or have the parent called and alternate arrangements made.