Transportation Rules & Regulations

The Belmond-Klemme Community Schools believe that the transportation of students to and from school is serious business.  Because of this, certain rules and procedures have been established that will facilitate our goal of delivering students to school and home again in a safe and efficient manner.  Students are expected to follow the rules established for school bus behavior. 

The bus driver is responsible for supervising the students on his or her bus at all times.  The drivers are expected to exert a positive influence on students and are expected to be positive role models in terms of courtesy, good grooming, friendliness, and helpfulness.  Students are expected to follow the directions of the bus driver, and are expected to treat the bus driver in a friendly and cooperative manner.

Activity shuttles will run each night from Belmond to Goodell to Klemme, and Belmond to Rowan at 5:45 p.m., dropping off students on the west side of the park in Klemme, Main Street in Goodell, and Main Street in Rowan.

The activity routes will be evaluated periodically for the number of riders.  The availability of our activity shuttles will be determined by student need.
In order to assist the drivers, students, and parents in understanding what exactly is expected of students, the following rules and procedures have been established for the 2007-2008 school year:
 
  1. All students should be waiting for the bus when it comes to a stop.  After the first few days, the daily schedule will be set and posted within the bus and adhered to as closely as possible.  Drivers are instructed not to wait for those who are habitually late because their whole schedule would then be disrupted and this is unfair to the other student riders.
  2. Students are to board the bus in an orderly manner.  Remember that in many cases there must be three students to a seat and every student has equal right to any seat.  You MUST remain seated while the bus is moving.
  3. Going from one seat to another, throwing things, roughhousing, profanity, yelling out the windows, etc. will not be tolerated.
  4.  Anyone breaking or defacing any part of the bus will be held liable for its repair or replacement and may be denied the privilege of riding the bus.
  5. The bus driver is in full command of the bus and responsible for your safety.  Students must obey the driver promptly and cheerfully.
  6. Students who fail to act like ladies and gentlemen, who fail to follow the written or verbal instructions of the driver, or who create disturbances on the bus will face possible suspension of transportation privileges.  The driver shall warn an offender upon the first time, report him or her to the principal and superintendent's office the second time, and any further infractions could result in suspension of riding privileges.  Parents will be notified when a student’s riding privileges are in jeopardy.
  7. Remember that State Law mandates that students who must cross to the opposite side of the road when boarding or leaving the bus, must await the driver's signal that it is safe to cross.  Students should also look both ways to insure it is safe to cross.

PLEASE STAY BACK FROM THE CURB AND DO NOT CROWD TO BE THE FIRST ONE ON THE BUS.  There is great danger from the possibility of pushing someone in front of or under the wheels of the bus.  There is room for all; the students must be careful of this hazard.

If you are not riding on a particular day, please call the Jr-Sr High School office at 444-4300, ext. 221 as early as possible as the secretary can then radio the bus driver.  As a back up you could also call the family preceding you on the bus route so they can inform the driver not to stop and wait. 

Contact: Jon Swenson