Riding a school bus is a privilege. Students who violate pertinent rules may be subject to disciplinary action. Any condition that, if permitted to continue, could result in injury to a student is considered unsafe. Whenever the driver determines an unsafe condition exists, the bus must be stopped until the situation is remedied. The driver may seek assistance from the Transportation Division. Drivers also may request the removal of students responsible for the unsafe condition; they will be transported by separate bus to the school or to one of the terminals – 2264 Liberty Road or 780 Miles Point Way.
Did You Know?
All Fayette County Public Schools buses are equipped with digital video cameras. Recordings are in color and produce audio. Video recordings may be used to document events and responsibility for actions on the school bus.
Tips for Adults
Safety awareness around the bus stop increases with the addition of adult supervision. When possible, accompany your children while they wait for the bus. Make sure to emphasize to kids the importance of looking both directions for automobile traffic.
Whether they are on the way to the bus stop, walking to school, or getting dropped off near schools or bus stops -- if children are in the street, they are in danger. Not only are lots of cars in and around the school, but people are driving to work at the same time, increasing traffic congestion. Children often don't look and can dart out from between parked cars.
Motorists should be aware that children might be crossing the road. It is illegal to pass a school bus that is loading when the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is out. Motorists must stop and remained stopped until the bus driver turns off the warnings.