In the interest of safety, we have a Visible Parent/Guardian Program for Kindergarten bus students, as well as some students with special needs. Kindergarten students riding the school bus are to be accompanied by an adult or a student 11 years of age or in grade 6 or older to their stop in the morning and met at their stop after school. This ensures students are not going home to an empty house and/or a child is not required to navigate to and from their stop unaccompanied.
The Consortium will provide all Kindergarten bus students with a bag tag to wear on their backpack indicating they require a Visible Parent/Guardian. Parents are asked to approach the bus door once the bus comes to a complete stop. Once the driver has paired the student with the appropriate parent/guardian, all other students may exit the bus.
Bus drivers have been instructed not to let Kindergarten students on or off the bus unless there is a Visible Parent/Guardian at the stop. Should this occur, the student will be taken back to their school. Parents/Guardians should also be aware that if there isn’t someone to meet a child more than once, a bus suspension may result. Parents/guardians are responsible for the safety and conduct of their child prior to boarding and after drop off.