If you are NOT GOING TO RIDE the school bus in the morning please notify the bus garage.
Madison-Marietta-Nassau: 320-698-3738 - ext #5
Appleton, Correll, Holloway, & Milan: 320-289-1871
OR e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valid Minnesota Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one prior to employment for the proper class of vehicle you would be hired to drive.
Ability to pass DOT Physical, Background Check, and Pre-Employment Drug Screen
On-Site training available (not for regular MN drivers license)
Health insurance benefits, personal leave, sick leave benefits
Contact Sue Volk to apply, email@example.com
Watch the bus arm safety video put out by the MN State Patrol https://www.youtube.
While law requires School Districts to furnish transportation, the Board of Education believes that parents are responsible for students until such time as the student boards the bus in the morning and after the student leaves the bus at the end of the school day. It is assumed that bus drivers will use good judgment when dropping students off during times of inclement weather. In view of the fact that a bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board of Education believes that reasonable standards for behavior be established between the administration and bus driver. Students who become serious disciplinary problems will have their riding privileges suspended. Any child changing his/her way of going home must bring a note from home indicating the change of plans, or call the secretary indicating the change. Otherwise, children will be sent home in the usual manner. For example, a child who usually rides the bus will be sent home on the bus if there is no note or phone call. If a child plans to have a birthday party after school at his/her home, the parent/guardian needs to contact the driver of the school bus ahead of time. A note needs to be sent to the driver also.
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SAFETY POLICY
I. PLAN FOR STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TRAINING A. School Bus Safety Week The first week of school is designated as school bus safety week.B. Student Training The School District shall provide students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 with school bus safety training. Students in grades K – 4 will receive training at least twice during the instructional year. The training shall be results-oriented and shall consist of both classroom instruction and practical training using a school bus. Upon completing the training, a student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of at least the following competencies and concepts: 1. transportation by school bus is a privilege not a right; 2. district policies for student conduct and school bus safety; 3. appropriate conduct while on the bus; 4. the danger zones surrounding a school bus; 5. procedures for safely boarding and leaving a school bus; 6. procedures for safe vehicle lane crossing; and 7. school bus evacuation and other emergency procedures Student school bus safety training shall commence during school bus safety week. All students who are transported by school bus and are enrolled during the first week of school must demonstrate achievement of the school bus safety training competencies by the end of the third week of school. Students who enroll in a school after the first week of school and are transported by school bus shall undergo school bus safety training and demonstrate achievement of the school bus safety competencies within three weeks of the first day of attendance. The School District may deny transportation to a student who fails to demonstrate competencies, unless the student is unable to achieve the competencies due to a disability. The School District's curriculum for transportation is maintained and available to review in the office of the Superintendent.
II. CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES AND CONSEQUENCES FOR MISBEHAVIOR Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding school buses as are expected on school property or at school activities, functions or events. All school rules are in effect while a student is riding the bus or at the bus stop. Consequences for school bus/bus stop misconduct will be imposed by the Building Principal. In addition, all school bus/bus stop misconduct will be reported to the District's Transportation Safety Director. Serious misconduct is reported to the Department of Public Safety and to local law enforcement. A. School Bus and Bus Stop Rules The School District school bus safety rules are to be posted on every bus. If these rules are broken, the School District's discipline procedures are to be followed. Consequences are progressive and may include suspension of bus privileges. It is the school driver's responsibility to report unacceptable behavior to the School District's Transportation Office/School Office B. Rules at the Bus Stop 1. Get to your bus stop 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The school bus driver will not wait for late students. 2. Respect the property of others while waiting at your bus stop. 3. Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself. 4. Use appropriate language 5. Stay away from the street, road or highway when waiting for the bus. Wait until the bus stops before approaching the bus. 6. After getting off the bus, move away from the bus. 7. If you must cross the street, always cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you. Wait for the driver to signal to you before crossing the street.8. No fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay. 9. No use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs. C. Rules on the Bus. 1. Follow the directions of the driver immediately. 2. Sit in your seat facing forward. 3. Talk quietly and use appropriate language. 4. Keep all parts of your body inside the bus. 5. Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself. 6. No fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay. 7. Do not throw any object. 8. No use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. 9. Do not bring any weapons or dangerous objects on the school bus. 10. Do not damage the school bus. D. Consequences Consequences for school bus/bus stop misconduct will apply to regular and late routes. Decisions regarding a student's ability to ride the bus in connection with co-curricular and extracurricular events (for example, field trips or competitions) will be the sole discretion of the School District. Parents or guardians will be notified of any suspension of bus privileges. 1. Elementary (K-4) 1st offense - written warning 2nd offense - 3 school day suspension from riding the bus/meeting with parent 3rd offense - 5 school day suspension from riding the bus/meeting with parent 4th offense - 10 school day suspension from riding the bus/meeting with parent 5th offense - suspended from riding the bus for the remainder of the school year 2. Other Discipline Based on the severity of a student's conduct, more serious consequences may be imposed at any time. Depending on the nature of the offense, consequences such as suspension or expulsion from school may also result from school bus/bus stop misconduct. 3. Records Records of school bus/bus stop misconduct will be forwarded to the individual school building and will be retained in the same manner as other student discipline records. Reports of serious misconduct will be provided to the Department of Public Safety. Records may also be maintained in the transportation office. 4. Vandalism/Bus Damage Students damaging school buses will be responsible for the damages. Failure to pay damages (or make arrangements to pay) within two weeks may result in the loss of bus privileges until damages are paid. 5. Criminal Conduct In cases involving criminal conduct (for example, assault, weapons, possession or vandalism), the Superintendent, local law enforcement officials and the Department of Public Safety will be informed.
III. PARENT AND GUARDIAN INVOLVEMENT A. Parent/Guardian Responsibilities for Transportation Safety 1. Become familiar with District rules and policies, regulations and principles of school bus safety.2. Assist students in understanding safety rules and encourage them to abide by them. 3. Recognize their responsibilities for the actions of their students. 4. Support safe riding practices and reasonable discipline efforts. 5. When appropriate, assist students in safely crossing local streets before boarding and after leaving the bus. 6. Support procedures for emergency evacuation, and procedures in emergencies as set up by the School District. 7. Respect the rights and privileges of others. 8. Communicate safety concerns to school administrators. 9. Monitor bus stops, if possible. 10. Support all efforts to improve school bus safety. B. Parent and Guardian Notification A revised copy of the School District school bus and bus stop rules, contained in the Parent/Student Handbook, is posted on the school website at the beginning of the school year. Parents and guardians are asked to review the rules with their students.