School Bus Safety Information

  • Families are encouraged to review district behavior and bus stop expectations with their student before the start of the school year:

    District Behavior Expectations

    • Follow the driver's instructions
    • Remain in your seat at all times
    • Speak in a quiet voice
    • Do not tease or harass others
    • Do not fight or be rowdy
    • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
    • Do not throw objects inside the bus or out the window
    • Do not eat or drink on the bus
    • Keep the aisle clear
    • Do not bring anything dangerous on the bus

    Bus Stop Expectations

    • Arrive five minutes before the bus is scheduled to come.
    • Respect the property around the bus stop.
    • If you are crossing the street, watch for a sign from the driver (a hand signal or a nod) that it is OK to cross.
    • Cross ten feet in front of the bus where the driver can see you.
    • When you get off the bus, move 10 feet away and stay there until the bus driver signals you that it is safe to cross the street. 
    • Walk in front of the bus, look both ways and, if no cars are moving, cross the street.


    Additional Resources

    Minnesota State Patrol School Bus Brochures

    Safety Tips for Grades K-3:
    Click here
    Safety Tips for Grades 4-6:
    Click here
    Additional Safety Information:
    Click here
    Activity Sheet for Students:
    Click here

    Security and Safety Starts with You and Your Child
    Click here

    Minnesota State Patrol School Bus Safety Video - Be Ready For The Ride

    How to cross the road safely around a school bus

    Know when to stop for school busses:  

Know when to stop for busses