These limits are well within the State established walking limits. Bus transportation to school will be provided for those students living beyond these limits or in areas designated with Hazardous Routes. Walkers will not be permitted to ride the bus to or from school.
|Transportation Office Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday|
|Lori Meyer, Transportation Supervisor - firstname.lastname@example.org (215) 441-6000 , Extension 11060|
|Rose Wrobel, Dispatcher - email@example.com (215) 441-6000 , Extension 11062|
Late buses are provided from secondary schools on most afternoons during the school year for students remaining after school. Vehicles depart WTHS at 4:00pm and go to Klinger and Log College Middle Schools for a 4:15 departure.
Bus transportation to and from school is a privilege. Students are expected to conduct themselves as young adults while on buses. Smoking, distracting the bus driver, or any unsafe acts or misconduct will not be tolerated.
While students are on a bus, the driver acts in the capacity of the parent or teacher. Students are required to follow the driver’s directions at all times. Students who misbehave may be suspended from bus privileges. If a youngster loses bus privileges, parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.
Specific information regarding bus privileges may be found in all Secondary Student Handbooks and on specially prepared handouts which are distributed to each elementary child who rides a bus.
Transportation (Policy 4.14)
A. Transportation on the buses and vans of the Centennial School District is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to exhibit appropriate behaviors while on school buses. Failure to do so could result in the loss of bus privileges.
B. The established state guidelines for walking/riding limits are 1 and ½ miles for kindergarten and elementary and 2 miles for secondary students. However, in the interest of student safety the Centennial School Board has chosen to provide bus transportation for kindergarten children living more than ½ mile from their school, for elementary students living more than 1 mile from their school, and for secondary students who live more than 1 and ½ miles from their school. Walking/riding boundaries are available in the office of each school principal.
In addition, the District will transport students whose walking route is designated by the Board as hazardous.
C. Stops will generally be located no closer than 1500 feet from each other. However, on hazardous routes, stops may be scheduled as close as, but no closer than, 500 feet of each other.
D. Transportation shall also be provided to any special education student whose IEP requires such service.
E. Students must ride the bus to which they are assigned. Students not scheduled to ride a bus are not permitted to ride buses to or from school.
F. Students whose child care arrangements have been approved for school attendance purposes shall be eligible for District transportation as per Section II.B. of this policy. That transportation pertains only to the distance from the child care location to the school, and from the school back to the child care provider. Transportation between the child’s home and the child care provider is the responsibility of the parent.
G. Supervision of children until the child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the day is the responsibility of the parents.
A. Previous to loading (on the road and at school)
B. On the bus
C. When leaving the bus
D. Extracurricular trips
E. General bus regulations