Bus Stop Safety

  • BUS STOP DESIGNATED PLACES OF SAFETY

    Ohio Administrative Code 3301-83-13-B-6: Each pupil shall be assigned a residence side designated place of safety. Driver must account for each pupil at designated place of safety before leaving. Pupils are not to proceed to their residence until the school bus has departed.

    IF YOU CROSS THE STREET TO APPROACH THE BUS:

    AM 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.