Your Transportation Department welcomes all new and returning bus passengers to the new school year. Our goal is to provide safe, timely and efficient bus service to the Northview Community. To do so, we need your assistance. Please take the time to read and discuss the following important guidelines with your student:
♦ School and District rules and regulations shall apply while being transported in school-owned or contracted vehicles.
♦ Students shall ride their regularly assigned bus, unless permission to do otherwise has been granted by the Transportation Department.
♦ Students should be at their assigned bus stop five (5) minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time. The driver will not delay, nor return, for students arriving late at their stop.
♦ Students waiting to board the bus should stand at least ten (10) feet back from the curb or roadway until the driver opens the door of the bus.
♦ The driver is in full charge of the bus and its passengers and may assign seats. Students must obey the driver promptly and willingly.
♦ Students are required to remain in a seat and in a sitting position when bus is in motion.
♦ Courteous behavior is expected. Profanity, vulgar language, excessive noise, fighting, teasing, pushing and shoving is prohibited.
♦ No eating, drinking, or chewing gum is allowed on the bus during routine, daily trips to and from school. Eating and drinking may be allowed at the driver’s discretion on ACTIVITY TRIPS ONLY.
♦ Students who must cross the road after leaving the bus shall cross at least ten (10) feet in FRONT of the bus and only upon a signal given by the bus driver.
♦ Students are required to keep all body parts and items under their control inside the bus. Articles are not to be thrown on the bus or out of the bus windows.
♦ As provided for by State of Michigan law, parents/guardians may be held financially liable for damage caused by their child’s act of vandalism (MCLA 600.2913).
♦ Routine circumstances do not allow for the bus driver to make unscheduled bus stops.
♦ Emergency exits are to be used only in cases of emergency. Tampering with emergency exits is prohibited.
♦ Animals of any type are not to be brought on the bus.
♦ District buses are equipped with video cameras to monitor events and student actions. If a student misbehaves on a bus and his/her actions are recorded, the recording may be used as evidence of the misbehavior. Privacy laws dictate who may view, and under what circumstances, these recordings may be viewed.
We thank you for your assistance and will strive to do our best in providing a safe environment for all bus passengers.