Who is responsible for student safety at a school bus stop?

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Parents/guardians of transported students are to ensure:

  • the safe travel of their student(s) during the portions of each trip to and from school and home when the students are not under the custody and control of the school district, including during each trip to and from home and the assigned bus stop when the school district provides bus transportation.
  • that students ride only on their assigned school buses, and get off only at assigned bus stops, except when the district has approved alternative buses or other temporary arrangements due to an emergency situation.
  • students are aware of and follow the district’s adopted code of student conduct while the students are at school bus stops, and to provide necessary supervision during times when the bus is not present.
  • when the physical disability of the student renders the student unable to get on and off the bus without assistance, the parent or guardian provides the necessary assistance to help the student get on and off at the bus stop, as required by district policy or the student’s individual educational plan.