Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Bus Transportation Guide 2008/09 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Bus Transportation Guide 2008/09

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The following information is provided to acquaint you with the rules, regulations and responsibilities involved in student transportation. Your cooperation will help considerably in transporting your child.Supporting student success through safe and efficient transportation. Office Hours: 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Weekdays) Phone: 550-0745 Fax: 550-0739 School Closure Info andamp; Snow Lines: Truckee: 582-2510 Lake: 582-7020 Web Site: ttusd.org/transportation

BUS RULES Dont Lose Your Riding Privilege! 1. Be courteous and respectful and follow the drivers/attendants directions. 2. Fasten seat belts and remain seated at all times. 3. Eating, drinking and chewing are not permitted. 4. Hazardous and oversized objects are not permitted. (Examples: skateboards, skis, snowboards, weapons, glass, matches, lighters, irritants and aerosols, etc.) 5. No unauthorized exits/entrances of bus. (Emergency doors or windows) 6. Keep your hands and feet to yourself and inside the bus. 7. Keep aisles and exits clear. 8. Keep noise level down. Profane language and/or gestures are prohibited. 9. Absolutely no vandalism. 10. Do not throw any objects. 11. Pets/animals are not allowed on or around the bus during loading or unloading. BUS REFERRALS Will Be Issued For Violations Of Bus Rules First Referral: Student warned and Parent called. Second Referral: Suspended from the bus for three days. Third Referral: Suspended from the bus for 10 days. Mandatory parent conference. Fourth Referral: Suspended from the bus for remainder of school year. Immediate suspension for threatened or actual body harm to other passengers and/or the school bus driver. Repeated infractions will result in school bus transportation services being terminated and other transportation authorized for your child. VANDALISM Parents and/or students will be liable for any and all willful vandalism and/or destruction to the school bus interior and/or exterior. BUS STOP PROTOCOL Students are expected to act in a safe and orderly manner at designated school bus stops. Never approach the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the doors open. Students should wait safely out of roadways. PICK-UP andamp; DROP-OFF Pick-up times stops are posted at sierrasun.com before the school year begins and are available on our web site ttsud.org. Students should be at their school bus stop five minutes prior to stop time. If you child is not ready the bus will proceed to the next stop. Pre-school, kindergarten and 1st grade must be supervised by an adult at pick-up and drop-off. Unauthorized adults are not allowed to board the bus. ROUTES andamp; CHANGES The bus driver is not authorized to make any adjustments or changes in his/her route. Please address any changes to the transportation department. Students will not be permitted to leave the bus at any point other than their designated bus stop unless they have a note signed by their parent, guardian or school official. UNDELIVERABLES An undeliverable is a student who cannot be delivered to their bus stop because an authorized adult is not present to receive the child. A parent or authorized adult MUST be present to receive preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade students when they are delivered. If no adult is present, child will be returned to their school site. Exceptions to this policy can only be made by the District. PROHIBITED ITEMS Skateboards, skis, snowboards, hockey sticks, golf clubs and hazardous materials are prohibited. Materials required for class or school functions that are too large to fit on the students lap must be transported by the parent. No pets allowed. LOST ITEMS The TTUSD Transportation Department assumes no responsibility for lost items. Every effort will be made to locate such items and return them to their rightful owner. In the event of lost items, please check with school, bus driver and the transportation department. SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION The following applies to Special Needs Students. Illness/Absences: Notify the transportation department if your child is ill. If your child is absent in the a.m. and requires p.m. transportation please notify transportation by 9 a.m. at 550-0745. Temporary changes are not accepted. An authorized adult must be present at the designated bus stop at pick-up andamp; drop-off times. Long term changes must be arranged 10 days in advance with the childs teacher who will then notify the transportation department. Exceptions to this policy can only be made by the District. Absence of an authorized adult to receive a child may result in the child being returned to their school site.