Bus pick-up and drop-off schedules will be mailed out the week before the new
academic school year begins.
About Bus Transportation
Transportation is a service provided by the school.
who take advantage of school transportation must follow and
obey all bus procedures and regulations.
In the morning, if the
bus does not arrive within 15 minutes of the normal time
(except for foggy day schedules), the child should return home
and the school should be notified.
McSwain School requires
2 students must be returned to school if someone is
not at home to meet the child.
An adult must be in clear
sight in order for a TK
2 student to be dropped off. If the
driver can not see an adult the child will be returned to the
school. Three or more offenses may result in a
suspension of bus privileges.
upholstery or equipment will be liable for the cost of damages
Persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the
bus driver or to obey the regulations shall be sufficient reason
to deny transportation to a student.
The driver, administrator,
director of transportation, or other person responsible for safe
bus operation may deny transportation services.
School transportation is a privilege not a right
School Bus Safety Procedures
Driving a school bus is one of the most challenging jobs in the
district and one of the most critical ones where safety is
Many parents have experienced driving a van full
of children and can appreciate the step up to driving a bus full
of 70 or so children.
A partnership between driver and parent
to help enforce the procedures goes a great distance toward
making our buses as safe as possible for our children.
safety and welfare of students being transported, all students
must follow the procedures:
- Be at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled
- Stay to the side of all roadways.
- Wait until the bus has stopped and the door is opened
before moving toward the bus.
- Enter the bus without delay and be seated as the driver
- The driver may assign students’ seats.
- Remain seated with feet on the floor, facing forward,
while the bus is in motion.
- Stop all talking and noise and remain quiet while the
bus interior lights are on.
- Remain seated until students in front of you have
- Cross only in front of the bus where and when the
driver is controlling traffic.
- Hold your backpack or instruments on your lap.
- Crowd or push at the bus stop or when boarding or
- Open windows without permission of the driver.
Whistle, sing, shout or make unnecessary noise, use
profanity, or behave boisterously.
- Eat, chew gum, or drink beverages.
Change seats unless directed to do so by the bus
- Throw objects inside or outside the bus.
- Bring live animals or pets on the bus.
- Carry breakable or glass objects on the bus.
- Disembark at places other than the usual stop without
written request from parent and approval by
- Students may drop written special
parent requests at the office on the morning of the
- Carry large class projects on the bus.
- Parents should
transport either the child and the project or just the
project to the school in these circumstances.
- Block the isle with your belongings or body parts.
NOTE: Students who violate bus rules will receive bus
referrals which could result in a warning to suspension of
The bus driver is responsible for notifying the parents via the
referral on the first offense. The driver will contact parents on
all subsequent offenses by phone.
Suspension from the bus
includes exclusion from all school activities requiring bus
transportation during the period of the suspension.
referrals are counted as school referrals for eligibility
requirements for school activities.
If a parent has a
question regarding bus procedures or an incident please call 24
the school to make an appointment to speak to the department