At the end of July, Johnson-Brock bus drivers the opportunity to attend a bus driver training to remain current on the laws that govern pupil transportation. Bus drivers have a very important role in the school district as they transport our most precious resources on a daily basis. We have great bus drivers at Johnson-Brock and they strive each day to create a safe environment for your children. I would like to take some time to share a few friendly reminders regarding bus safety as we get closer to the start of school.
- Each student has a designated pick-up and drop-off point on the route. Please remind your child not to approach the bus until the bus has come to a complete stop and the door has been opened. The bus driver is responsible for ensuring it is safe to load or unload and will not open the door until it is safe to do so. Running or walking alongside the bus while it is moving is a safety hazard.
- Prior to the start of the school year, each family will be notified of pick-up/drop-off times. The bus drivers are on a tight schedule and plan to stick to those times as much as possible. At the bus driver training, it was made clear that once the driver closes the door and begins moving, the bus should not stop again until the next bus stop.
- If the bus is displaying flashing red lights and the stop arm is out, it is illegal to pass a school bus in either lane. Students are loading or unloading and it is possible they may have to walk across lanes of traffic. Bus drivers are to report if they have been passed while the stop arm is engaged.
- Each bus driver will conduct, at a minimum, two emergency evacuation drills throughout the school to ensure students know exactly what do in case of an emergency situation.
- If you know your child will not be riding the school bus, please contact the school office and/or the bus driver prior to the route beginning.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the school. Working together we can help ensure the safety of your child on the school bus!