SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
 
The following are some basic rules students are to follow when riding the school bus:
 
Bus Stop & Boarding The School Bus
 
- While at the bus stop, wait quietly in a safe place well away from the road.
- Do not play, push or shove at the bus stop.
- Keep the roadway clear of books, clothing and other articles.  Never play in the
  path of traffic, and stand away from the road when the bus approaches.
- Do not push or shove when boarding the bus.
- Remember that students living on the opposite side of the road from the bus
  stop should wait on their side until the bus arrives.  Watch for the red flashing
  lights and stop arm extended.  Cross only when all traffic has stopped.
- Always cross the street in front of the bus.
- Hold onto the handrail when going up and down the stairs.
- Go directly to a seat and remain seated facing forward during the entire ride.
 
Riding The School Bus
 
- Stay in your seat while the bus is in motion.
- Obey the driver's instructions. 
- The bus driver is authorized to assign seats.
- Observe the same conduct as in the classroom.
- Be courteous, use no profane language. 
- Never throw things on the bus or out the window.
- Keep the aisles clear at all times.  Feet should be directly in front of you on the
  floor and backpacks should be kept on your lap and not in the aisle or blocking
  emergency exits.
- Hands should be kept to yourself at all times while riding on the bus. 
- Fighting and picking on others is prohibited.
- Do not extend arms, legs or head out of the bus.
- Do not deface the bus.  Seat coverings must not be damaged in any
  manner.  Anyone caught damaging the equipment will be subject to disciplinary
  action  and/or restitution.
- Keep the bus clean.
- Smoking, eating, and drinking are not permitted on the school bus.
    
  Please be aware that buses are equipped with audio and video capabilities to 
  ensure safety and act a deterrent to misbehavior. Signs are
  posted in the vehicles.
 
NOTE:
 In accordance with Act 65 of 1998, House Bill 80, a person who enters a
 school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official with
 intent to commit a crime or interfere with a driver or a person who enters a
 school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official who
 refuses to disembark after being ordered to do so by the driver commits
 a misdemeanor in the third degree.
 
 Signs are posted on each school bus transporting Hazleton Area School
 District students.
           
          
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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