Each year we receive questions regarding what is and is not allowed on the bus by students. Bus drivers must follow state laws regarding what can be transported on a school bus and must also maintain clear aisles and escape routes in the event an evacuation occurs. Parents, please make certain that your child follows the following general guidelines regarding what can and cannot be transported on the bus.
Appropriate Student Cargo
Every year the question is asked, "What can my child bring to school on the bus?" Generally the question is asked in regard to whether or not a project, band instrument or piece of athletic equipment can be brought onto the bus. Bus drivers have been given the following guidelines regarding what is to be considered appropriate cargo:
Parents should check with drivers regarding specific items that they may have a question about a minimum of 3 days prior to the date needed to transport the item. The safety of the student riders is our primary concern. Drivers will use common sense when allowing or prohibiting items from the bus. Sometimes it may be based on student numbers and/or the specific item(s) involved.