Your child should know the safety and conduct rules for riding the school bus. Refer to Board Policy 810-Transportation for detailed information.
PENNCREST School District bus drivers have been instructed in their duties and will ensure that school transportation is both safe and pleasant. Parents are also asked for their cooperation. Any bus transportation problems should be promptly discussed with the principal. This will aid in correcting problems that may arise.
The PENNCREST School District considers your child's safety and well being the number one priority while riding the school bus to and from school. The District is aware that some children have medical/physical conditions that need immediate attention, e.g., bee stings, diabetes, etc. and that it would be in the best interest of the child to share this information with the bus driver.
We will post bus routes on our website, www.penncrest.org, 7-10 days prior to the first day of school. Please check for your route information on our website prior to contacting our office.
The District recognizes the need to maintain proper standards of conduct for the safety of students who ride school buses and for the drivers who drive them. The use of video/audio recordings are intended to assist the administration, contractors, and drivers in observing behavior and preventing violations of bus rules and regulations. (Policy 810.4)
Regular routes for morning transport of students and afternoon return will be as follows:
1. Student(s) Pick-up and Drop-off
Student will only be permitted to have one pick-up location and one drop-off location. The pick-up location and drop-off location do not need to be the same. Both locations must be within the school’s attendance area. An example would be (AM pick-up at home address and PM drop-off at care provider).
Split days per week with multiple pick-up and drop-off locations are not permitted. An example would be (M,W,F AM pick-up/drop off at home address T,TH at daycare).
We will provide transportation to daycares that are located in your student’s school zone but not if they are in the school’s walk zone. Schedules will follow same directive as above for split days.
Past practice in transporting students in a split custody situation, by court order, will remain the same with parents submitting the requests to the school or the Transportation Office prior to school starting and only to the school after the year has begun.
2. Group Stops
Group stops along the routes will be utilized where practical. As routes are set, consideration for group stops will be closely monitored for safety as well as efficiency.
3. Use of Bus Notes
Bus notes are not permitted.
4. Route Efficiency Consideration
The District designs its bus routes for an efficient operation. Safety, loaded capacity, and ride time of the students will be the prominent thought as these routes are designed to run as efficiently as possible.
Parents/guardians - please recognize that bus assignments cannot be customized to meet every individual need and still be part of an efficient and economical transportation system. Please have your student(s) to their stop on time, dressed for conditions, and following appropriate safety practices.