Transportation FAQ

Q: Why don’t school buses have seat belts?

A: School buses rely on their size and weight along with compartmentalization offered by the seats to offer protection to students. The larger a vehicle the more energy gets transferred to the object hit, such as a car or truck, there are instances where some buses do, in fact, have seat belts, these are normally buses that transport special needs students.

Q: Why does my child have to walk to school?

A: The Board of Education policy is that transportation to a school will be provided to students who live outside of a one mile radius of their attendance area school. There are exceptions to this policy if it concerns safety?

Q: How can I become a school bus driver?

A: Contact the transportation department or the district and apply. We offer free training to approved applicants.

Q: Can students eat on the bus?

A: No, it is not allowed because a student may choke on a piece of food and the driver would be unaware, we also transport highly sensitive students that live with food allergies and these sometimes can be life threatening so to alleviate these dangers we do not allow eating on the school bus.

Q: Can students bring animals on the bus?

A: No. We cannot transport any live animals, this includes hermit crabs, gold fish, hamsters, puppies, cats, snakes unless the animal is a service animal, they are not allowed on the school bus.