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Bus Stop Safety

BUS STOP SAFETY

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Students should be at the bus stop five minutes prior to the assigned stop time. Students need to be at the stop when the bus arrives. 

  • NEW bus riders should contact the Transportation Department at (440) 830-4047 prior to attempting to ride a bus.

  • It is against the law for students to get on or off at a bus stop that requires them to cross four lanes of traffic to get to or from their home, even if they can use a crosswalk or cross at a traffic light. 

  • Please make sure that the bus stop for your child is on the resident side of a four-lane road. If you have questions regarding this law, please contact the Transportation Department.

BUS STOP DESIGNATED PLACES OF SAFETY
  • Each bus rider will be assigned a designated place of safety on the residence side of the street
  • The bus driver must account for each rider at the designated place of safety before leaving
  • Students are not to proceed to their residence until the school bus has departed.

IF YOU CROSS THE STREET TO APPROACH THE BUS:
MORNING PICKUP:

WAIT for the bus at the designated place of safety, at least 10 feet away from the roadway. 

WATCH the driver for the proper hand signal. 

When driver gives signal, CHECK for traffic, then WALK straight across the road 10 feet in front of the bus to allow the driver to see all pupils at all times. 

ENTER bus and sit in available or assigned seat safely and quickly.

PM DROP OFF:

STOP along side or roadway, 10 feet away from the front of the bus. WATCH the driver for the proper hand signal. 

STOP at the left front edge of the bus. 

LOOK for cars; left, right, left. 

STOP at your designated place of safety. 

WAIT for the bus to depart, then proceed to residence.

IF YOU DO NOT CROSS THE STREET TO APPROACH THE BUS: 

AM PICKUP:

  • WAIT for the bus at your designated place of safety, at least 10 feet from the roadway. 

  • WAIT for the bus to stop completely, door to open and for driver’s signal. 

  • WALK to the bus and sit in available or assigned seat safely and quickly.

PM DROP OFF:

  • WALK to designated place of safety. 

  • WAIT for the bus to depart; then proceed to residence.

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