Letter | School Bus
Service Eligibility |
Enroute to Bus Stop |
At the Bus Stop |
Boarding the Bus | |
Driver Authority |
Passenger Conduct |
Accidents / Breakdown |
Your child should
understand the important part he/she plays in accomplishing SAFE and
EFFICIENT school bus transportation.
Riding a school bus is a
privilege based on appropriate, safe, and respectful behavior. Unruly
conduct on the bus is a very real risk to the safe operation of a school
Your cooperation in
communicating this very important message to your child is appreciated.
Bus Service Eligibility:
School bus service is
provided to all school age children within the Greensburg Community
School district. However school bus transportation is a privilege. It is
not mandated by Indiana law that children be provided transportation to
and from school except in certain very specific circumstances.
Students who ignore safety rules or engage in disrespectful activities
may lose their riding privileges. In the event a student is suspended
from riding the bus, the parent or guardian shall be responsible for
transporting the child to and from school.
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Enroute to Bus Stop:
encouraged to review their child’s walking route to and from the bus
stop. Students need to be prompt and should arrive at the bus stop no
sooner then five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
the Bus Stop:
While at the bus
stop, students are expected to stand a safe distance from the street and
avoid activities that could injure themselves or others. Students are
expected to respect others’ property. It is suggested that
parents/guardians supervise their child at the bus stop whenever
When the bus
approaches and while on the bus, students must observe the instructions
of the driver. It may be necessary to cross the road to board a school
bus. Students should wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the
door is open and the driver gives the student the signal to cross in
front of the bus. Always cross in front of the bus with the aid
of the flashing stop sign lights and cross arm. Never go under or
reach for anything under the bus. If anything goes underneath the bus,
inform the bus driver.
The driver has full
authority over the passengers on the school bus. Seating assignments may
be necessary to assure passenger safety. If inappropriate behavior is
demonstrated by a student, the parent and/or guardian will be contacted
to assist the student to modify the behavior of concern.
Please note: No adult, including parents or guardians are allowed to
board a school bus for any reason. If you have a concern, please
contact your child’s bus driver at a later time, building administrator
or the Greensburg Community School Administration Office.
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Safe, respectful conduct is expected of all passengers to insure
safety. Listed below are the rules for the Greensburg Community School
Stay in your seat, with hands
Always respect others, the bus, and yourself.
Follow the directions of your bus driver all the time.
Eating and drinking are not allowed on the bus.
Talk quietly: Please do not shout; No hurtful words.
Your safety is our #1 concern; you are responsible for your
Always remember to keep aisle
ways and doorway clear of feet, books, etc. Never open windows without
the driver’s permission. Windows shall be only half way down when given
permission to be opened. Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete
stop and the driver opens the door. Students will be quiet at railroad
Serious or persistent
violations offensive to, or endangering the safety of others will result
in progressive discipline. A student may receive a verbal warning,
receive a written warning, be suspended from riding the bus, or be
denied their bus riding privileges. Certain activities may result in
immediate suspension from bus riding privileges and possible criminal
charges. These include but are not limited to:
- Fighting on the bus
- Throwing objects in or
out of the bus
- Possession of dangerous
weapons or like articles
- Destroying or defacing
school district or private property
- Smoking, or
use/possession of drugs, alcohol or any form of tobacco
- Obscene gestures or
profanity directed at the bus drivers or others
- Any part of the body
extended outside of the bus
- Assault on a bus driver
Bus drivers are thoroughly trained in defensive driving techniques
and buses are carefully maintained. Yet, given the thousands of miles
traveled annually, accidents and breakdowns can happen. All the buses
have radio communications and help is just minutes away. One of the most
important things to a bus driver in the event of an accident or
breakdown is passenger cooperation.
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Two-Hour Delay and School Closings:
The decision to delay
the opening of school or ultimately cancel is based upon the safety and
well being of our students, parents and staff. For complete information
on two-hour delay and school closings follow the link below.