Transportation

Our mission

Our mission is to provide safe and efficient transportation to the students of Rush City Schools. Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right. Students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding school buses as are expected on school property or at school activities, functions or events.

 

 
 
Permission to Ride a Different Bus

Students will be assigned to one PRIMARY bus and we ask that they ride only that bus.  In rare circumstances a student may also be assigned to an ALTERNATE bus (daycare, grandma's, etc.) IF they use this alternate site on a regular basis.  In this situation, we ask that a regular schedule be established for each stop and that you provide the classroom teacher and transportation department with that schedule.

If a student needs to ride a different bus they MUST bring written permission, including the address of the stop, signed by parent/guardian, to the principal's office.  The student will receive a bus pass to be given to the bus driver.  THIS PASS WILL ONLY BE GRANTED IF THERE IS ALREADY A DESIGNATED STOP ASSIGNED TO THIS LOCATION.

We want to remind all parents and organization leaders that students are not allowed to ride the bus to a birthday party, scout meeting, etc. Our buses are scheduled with a full load each day leaving no room for extra students.

 

 
 
Moving or Changing Daycare Sites

If you are planning on moving or changing your daycare site, please contact the Transportation Department at 320-358-4855. A move or change may change your child’s bus that he/she rides and the time of pickup and drop-off.

 

 
 
Discipline on the Bus

Students will be notified of bus rules and will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner which will ensure safe passage and good care of the buses. Our primary concern is to provide the safest transportation possible. When a child becomes unruly on a bus, the child endangers up to 71 people. Students who do not maintain an acceptable level of responsibility on the bus will be dealt with promptly and firmly. Parents will be notified when a child exhibits repeated unacceptable behavior. If necessary, a child may be suspended from the bus on a temporary or permanent basis.

 

 
 
Scheduling Bus Service

If you are new to the school district, please complete the TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FORM or contact the Transportation Department at 320-358-4855 to schedule transportation for your child.

 

 
 
Transportation Policies

Policy #707-Transportation of Public School Students and Policy #709-Student Transportation Safety Policy is available in the Board of Education Policy Manual located in all school offices or by download through the following link.

 

 
 
Reporting Concerns

We encourage you to contact your child’s bus driver to discuss with them any concerns you may have. You may also contact the building principal (Elementary at 320-358-4724 or High School at 320-358-4795) or the Transportation Department (320-358-4855) for any questions, concerns, etc.

 

 
 

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