Our aim is to provide education on required procedures and the laws and rules concerning the transportation of students. Statistics have proven that school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation. One reason for this is because school bus drivers are thoroughly and properly trained. Another reason is that the school bus minimum construction standards and annual inspections by PA State Police assure that each vehicle is safe. Another little-known fact is this: Most injuries to students happen outside of the bus!! Please take some time to visit the links to your left and learn a little more about school district transportation.....
Primer for Parents
• Be sure to dress your child properly - warm clothes for cold days (the bus could be late) and bright clothes on dark, rainy days so the child is easily seen.
• Be sure your child leaves the house early enough to get to the bus stop on time.
• Be sure your child knows what to do if he or she misses the bus.
• Safe ridership habits begin at home, and parents can be the best teachers.
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT POLICY:
ALLOWING STUDENTS TO RIDE BUSES OTHER THAN THE BUS(ES) ASSIGNED
Effective September 3, 1996, the start of the 1996-1997 school year for students, students will NOT be permitted to ride school buses other than the bus or buses initially assigned by the Transportation Department. Primary transportation will be designed to transport students to and from the school or schools assigned from their place of residence within the District or from a day-care provider specified by the parent or guardian prior to the start of the school year. Students identified as "walkers" will NOT be permitted to ride the school buses to and from the assigned "home" school. There will be NO exceptions to this policy except in the following areas:
• A parent or guardian changes residence during the school term (includes court-ordered dual custody situations).
• A student was assigned to an incorrect bus or buses at the start of the school term.
• A parent or guardian changes day-care providers.
• A student is reassigned to a new school because of the required educational program.
• An emergency develops relating to the family of the student where no one would be at the residence to send the student to school or to receive the student at the end of the school day and there is no other parent or guardian arrangements that can be made for safe transportation other than by school bus (An "emergency" is defined as death in the family or unanticipated medical condition).
This TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT POLICY has been developed and will be used throughout all public schools as part of the East Stroudsburg Area School District in an effort to gain a consistent level of operation from one school to another within the District; to help insure the safety of all students assigned to the various schools within the District; and to have a more accurate method for identifying the location of students during the times of school bus transportation