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Transportation Director:  Mark Marshall
mark.marshall@usd262.net

Dispatch Phone - 316.755.7112
Secondary Phone - 316.744.0949
Address: 6700 N. Broadway




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2017-2018 Shuttle Schedule


Please register below for the courtesy Shuttle service from schools
or Lyons Park to the enrollment school and home. 


High School and Middle School Shuttle
Elementary and Intermediate School Shuttle


Shuttle riders will be the last pick-up in the morning and the first drop-off in the afternoon on a route bus. Bus assignments for shuttle riders is posted in the Shuttle Schedule above. Pick-up times are not the same at all locations and are also listed on the Shuttle Schedule. Please note that bus numbers and pick-up times may change throughout the year. If that happens the drivers will give the students advance notice and all changes will be posted on the Shuttle Schedule above. You must register your student to ride the shuttle; students not registered will not be transported.  In addition, shuttle riders are subject to the same riding rules as regular route students.  

Riding Rules     School Bus.png

 

                                
1. Drivers are in charge of the bus and students
. The school bus is an extension of the school environment and, on the bus, the driver has the same authority as a teacher or other school staff member.

2. Classroom conduct is expected on the bus. In the classroom there is no eating, drinking or chewing gum without permission; the same is true on the bus. Fighting, hitting, yelling, screaming, profane language, teasing, bullying or name calling will result in behavior referrals. And if the behavior is not corrected the student will lose riding privileges.

3. Stay properly seated (bottom to seat bottom & shoulders to seat back) while the bus is moving. Staying properly seated the entire ride is the number one safety and discipline issuesOur buses use compartmentalization to protect students in the event of an accident. Compartmentalization in school buses is the design concept of using tall seat backs, padded with energy-absorbing construction covering all metal parts, and spacing that is closer than typically found in passenger vehicles. This design prevents whiplash and reduces the room for children to be moved or thrown about in an accident. Because the protection provided by compartmentalization is most effective when the student is seated properly, failure to follow this rule will be treated as a behavior problem and could result in a loss of riding privileges if not corrected. 

Parents/Guardians, please click 
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS for copies of flyers the drivers use to explain behavior expectations on the bus. Please take a few minutes to go over this information with your students. 




 

                       Safety Rules     School Bus.png



 
 
 

    Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Rushing or hurrying at the last minute down the street greatly increases the risk of accident or injury for the student. Never run to the bus stop or run to catch the bus. 

    When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps (6 feet) away from the curb, and line up away from the street. 

    Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says that it's okay before stepping onto the bus.

    If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk at least five giant steps (10 feet) ahead of the bus before you cross. Don’t cross until the bus driver can see you, and you can see the bus driver.

    Use the handrails when boarding or exiting the bus. Be careful that clothing, and book bags with straps don't get caught in the handrails or doors.

    Never walk behind the bus.

    Walk at least three giant steps away from the side of the bus.

    If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you.
    Danger Zone

 

                   Riding Procedures   School Bus.png

 

    1. Students may be required to walk a short distance to the bus stop.

    2. Passengers should report to the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the scheduled stop time. Schedules should normally be consistent, within a minute or two once the route gets established. There will be a few exceptions: the first week of school while routes are being finalized, when a substitute driver is driving, unforeseen traffic delays, and/or inclement weather conditions.

    3. “Honk service” or “door to door” "call service" is not feasible. If the student is not at the stop at the scheduled time, the bus must continue on the route to stay on schedule. We will not wait on students who are not at the stop at the scheduled time.  

    4. When boarding the bus, students should move immediately to their assigned seat. Students should be alert and prepared to depart the bus at the appropriate stop, causing no delay. No sleeping on the bus. The bus driver shall assign seats for the purpose of maintaining passenger control, to aid substitute drivers in student identification, and reasonable administrative purposes.

    5. In case of a bus accident or breakdown, passengers should be orderly and follow the directions of the bus driver.

    6. Students wanting to ride on a bus other than their assigned bus must obtain a BUS PASS from the school office signed by the school principal or designee.

    7. Students cannot get off the bus at any stop but their assigned bus stop without written permission from the parent and/or the school principal.

    8. Certain activities or items are not allowed on the bus, including, but not limited to, eating, drinking, animals of any kind (including show & tell days), or glass containers.

    9. Parents and students are responsible for the cost of repairs for damaged bus property caused by the students.

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               Progressive Discipline



Discipline will be imposed to keep all students safe on the bus. Behaviors that increase the risk of accident or injury on the bus are divided into three levels of risk, Level 1 being the lowest risk to safety and Level 3 the greatest risk to safety.  The consequences for the student are also progressive.

Level 1 incidents include, but are not limited to, not sitting properly on the bus, throwing paper or other non-threatening items, yelling/noisy, hands or arms outside the window, minor language/verbal hazing, and inappropriate use of electronic devices.
Drivers will issue verbal warnings for initial offenses but if the behavior continues the driver will send a STUDENT BEHAVIOR ON THE BUS form home with the student. The form requires the student and parent/guardian signature and is to be returned to the driver or transportation facility within 3 business days. The driver may also move the student to the front of the bus. In addition, the parent or guardian will be sent a short email to notify them of the infraction. 

Level 2 incidents include, but are not limited to, physically engaging another student without intention of harm (horseplay),  minor defacement of property, inappropriate language, Aggressive/abusive verbal behavior, disrespectful to the driver or bus aide, inappropriate displays of affection, getting on or off the bus at a stop other than their stop, bullying/harassment, name calling, and repeated Level  1 violations.
For all Level 2 incidents the driver will contact the parent/guardian and submit a Bus Incident Report to the Transportation Director. The Transportation Director will consult with the school principal and notify the parent/guardian of the disciplinary action that will be taken. Students may be disciplined at school by the principle and/or they may be suspended from transportation services for 1 to 10 days as a consequence for Level 2 incidents.

Level 3 incidents include, but are not limited to, fighting, aggressive acts or intimidation with intent of physical or verbal harm toward others (cursing/raising fists), bullying/harassment with intent to harm others mentally or physically, major defacement of property, weapons/tobacco/drugs/alcohol on the bus, sexual harassment, theft or arson, gang related activity, a 3rd Level 2 incident, any behavior that would constitute a misdemeanor or felony.
The minimum consequence for Level 3 incidents is a 1 to 10 suspension from transportation services. Students may be suspended for longer time periods including a suspension for the remainder of the school year. The student may also be disciplined at school by the principle.



                    Disciplinary Appeals


A parent/guardian/student desiring to appeal the issuance of a Bus Incident Report or subsequent punishment may do so in accordance to school board policy by contacting their child’s attendance center principal. The appeal shall be heard within five (5) school days of the request unless an extension is requested in writing by the parent. The request for an appeal hearing shall temporarily restrain the implementation of a suspension unless the transportation supervisor or the building principal determines; that in the interests of bus safety, or good order, the suspension is necessary or the hearing cannot be conducted in a timely manner.

                          Form Links

 
 Click the links below for a copy of these Transportation documents