What do the red lights mean?
Please help keep our students safe by paying attention to the bus's lights. Yellow lights indicate that the bus is about to stop, once the red lights and stop sign come on, it means that students are exiting and may be crossing the street.
There is one exception: If you are passing a bus on the roadway opposite of you that is separated by a median or other physical barrier, you do not need to stop.
Please be aware of the law. First offense is a Class 2 misdemeanor with a fine up to $300, mandatory court appearance and six points on a driver's license. A second offense within a five-year period escalates to a Class 1 misdemeanor with a fine up to $1,000.
Student safety is number one!
A bus ride to and from school is provided if the home address is more than:
State regulation requires that no one except school personnel and school children regularly assigned to a school transportation vehicle for a particular route and schedule may ride a school bus, unless she/he has received prior authorization from the appropriate school administrator and/or the Transportation Department. The Transportation Department will grant authorization to:
Permission to Ride a Different Bus
If your child will ride home with a friend or on a different bus, please send a note granting your permission so that she/he can give it to an administrator at their school, who will approve the note which will then be given to the bus driver. This helps us discourage students from riding a bus after school to a destination that you have not approved.