SCHOOL BUS SAFETY (See KCS Policy J-250)
- Good conduct supports safety. Please discuss with your child the rules of conduct for riding the bus. The bus driver must devote all his/her energies and skills to driving. He/She is charged by the state to report to the principal any misconduct while riding the bus. Consequences will be decided by the principal and may include suspension of bus privileges. Bus stops are designated by Knox County Schools. No unauthorized stops will be made.
- In order to ride the bus home with a friend, a note must be sent by the parent with a phone number where a parent may be contacted during the day. Students should bring the note to the office first thing in the morning so it can be verified before the end of the day. Students will present the verified note to the driver upon boarding – this depends on available seating.
- **If school is dismissed early because of inclement weather, please do not call the school. Buses will run, but drivers may follow pre-arranged “snow routes”. If you do not want your child to ride the bus home under these conditions, you should state this on his/her Student Profile Sheet at the beginning of the year.