Bus Stop Rules
Transportation to and from school for all eligible students is provided by CCPS
as a privilege, not a right Parents, students and CCPS share the responsibility
for transportation to and from school. Parents are responsible for their child's
behavior and/or any damage caused to the bus or property of others. During the
first two weeks of school, bus pickup times may be adjusted. Please be patient;
bus schedules rarely change later in the school year. Bus assignments/stops are
located at least 1/4 mile apart. Students are assigned to permanent stops
closest to their residence.Transportation
is provided to elementary and middle school students residing more than one mile
from their school and to high school students residing more than one-and-one
half miles from their school. Parents
and students should select a safe walking route to and from the bus stop.
Students should not talk to strangers at the bus stop or along the way to and
from the bus stop. Students should be instructed to respect private property
while walking to and from the bus stop. Crossing through private property and
yards should be discouraged. Destruction of property and horseplay are
Students are assigned to one bus route based on the residence address on file in
the student data system. Any deviation must be approved in advance by the
Transportation Department by submitting a Request for Bus Change form
located on the CCPS website. Vacations, temporary work assignment changes,
social events, riding to a friend's home, or other foreseen events will not be
approved for a change in bus assignment. Under short-term emergency situations
the school administration may approve a different bus assignment. Permission to
use a different bus stop may be granted on a temporary basis if approved by the
school administration and provided that the request does not involve a bus
assignment/route change. The school staff is responsible for notifying the bus
driver of the reassignment or bus stop change.
Students and parents should know their bus number and the locations of pick-up
and drop-off stops. When reviewing the bus route assignment, please remember
that the arrival and drop off times are approximate. During the first two weeks
of school, bus arrival and drop off times may fluctuate due to school dismissal
procedures, route adjustments, and bus drivers becoming familiar with the bus
routes. Parents should see to it that their child arrives at the bus stop at
least five minutes before the regularly scheduled arrival time. Bus drivers will
not wait for tardy students because any wait will adversely affect the
established time schedules for other students.
Prekindergarten and kindergarten students will not be left unattended when
dropped off at bus stops. If the parent or other responsible adult is not
present at the drop-off, the driver will return the child to school where it
will be the parents responsibility to pick up the child. Should this become a
continual problem, the student will receive a suspension of bus privileges. The
school office should be notified immediately when an emergency situation arises
that prevents the parent or other responsible adult from being at the bus stop.
Issues and concerns regarding transportation should always be addressed at
school with a school administrator. Parents are not permitted to board a bus for
any reason or to confront the bus driver in any way that interferes with the
All buses are equipped with two-way radios so drivers can keep in contact with
schools. Any request for a short-term bus stop change needs to be approved by
the school principal.
CCPS may transport students by licensed school vehicles in the event of an
emergency, or as part of the school program to various school events such as
athletic events, school orientations or other academic programs. CCPS reserves
the right to randomly videotape/audiotape students on school buses. The
videotapes/audiotapes help monitor student behavior and evaluate bus drivers.
For more information on student transportation, please review the transportation
section outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.