Bus Rules

School Bus Rules and Conduct 
(NYS laws and REGS)
At the bus stop: 
  • Be at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick-up time
  • Stand 15 feet away from the road, be visible to the driver
  • No horseplay while at the stop
  • Respect surrounding property while waiting
  • Do not approach the bus until it comes to a complete stop

  While on the bus: 

  • Board the bus one at a time
  • Take your seat immediately upon entering the bus
  • Stay in your seat
  • Never stand while the bus is in motion
  • Use your classroom voice when talking
  • Never use profanity
  • Always respect others and their property
  • No windows are to be opened unless the driver or monitor grants permission
  • Always keep your hands, arms and head inside the bus
  • Keep the aisle clear
  • No eating or drinking
  • Do not throw anything inside or outside the bus
  • Do not write on the seats or windows
  • No glass containers 
  • Be silent at railroad crossings
  • No spraying hairspray, cologne or perfume
  • No smoking, including electronic smoking devices. 
When getting off the bus:
  • Make sure the bus comes to a complete stop before standing
  • Walk 10 to 15 feet in front of the bus before crossing (page 102 NYS laws and regulations)
  • Wait for the bus driver to give you the signal to cross
  • Remember the horn is a warning to go back
  • Walk straight from the bus door to the sidewalk.
  • Never walk alongside the bus or behind the bus