Rules and Procedures for Passengers

Rules and procedures are put into place for the safety of all our students.  Riding the school bus is a privilege and the school bus is considered an extension of the classroom with students demonstrating classroom behavior.

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All eligible students are provided with busing information via Parent Access through Skyward at the time of school registration in August.  The school district will post bus stop information on Skyward where parents can view at any time.

Load Zone/Entrances

Parents should use designated areas at all the District schools for dropping off and picking up students to ensure the safety of everyone. Never leave your vehicle in a loading zone area.  Please use the parking lot if you go into a school.

The Pulaski High School - PHS entrances by Door 1 and Door 2 are the designated Bus Load Zone.  Door 4 is the main parent pick up/drop off area.  If students plan to walk over to the middle school at the end of the day, it is extremely important that they use sidewalks and crosswalks.  Village Crossing Guards are on duty morning and afternoon. 

The Pulaski Middle School is a “hub” for high school, middle school, Glenbrook and BVM students to ride home in the afternoon.  Glenbrook, BVM and High School students are shuttled to the Middle School in the afternoon.  Parents need to utilize the horseshoe area for dropping off and picking up students morning and afternoon. 

Students that ride the bus in the morning are dropped off at all the village schools.  This includes PHS, PCMS, Glenbrook and Assumption.

Parents/Older Siblings

Do not use the Middle School pool parking lot area for drop offs and pick ups between 7:00am-7:30am and 2:45pm-3:15pm.  Buses will be traveling heavily in this area during those timeframes. The Pulaski Middle School pool entrance is utilized by all school buses and is designated for Staff and Pool parking during school hours. Buses do not travel in the "horseshoe" area.  Security gates are also in place for safety.  Motorists cannot travel around the back of the Middle School by the stadium.

Students shall be on time at their assigned stop and allow a 10-minute window around their scheduled pick up and drop off time. Students shall stay off the road and wait for the driver’s hand signal before crossing to board the bus. Students in grades 4K-8 are permitted to walk up to 1/4 mile.  The walking distance for high school students is 1/2 mile.  Centralized stops are utilized whenever possible.

Students living within the Village of Pulaski are not eligible to be bused unless residing in an unusually hazardous area east of Hwy 32.  Students living in the elementary attendance areas of Fairview, Hillcrest, Lannoye and Sunnyside are all eligible to be transported within the attendance area to and from school.  See the link to our Special Request for Alternate Location form for daycare or alternate stop needs on our main web page.  Special requests received during the month of September may not become effective until October 1.

Buses do not travel down dead-end roads unless it is over the walking distance and there is a safe turnaround. Buses do not travel down private driveways.   Buses are not required to stop for students in grades 6-12 if students are not at their bus stop.

Parents are not required to call if a student is not riding the bus unless the stop is in a remote area (920) 822-6040.

No animals are allowed on the bus (including fish, birds and insects).

Passengers

While riding the bus, students shall follow the posted rules, obey the bus driver, and remain seated while the bus is en-route. The bus driver will report on appropriate action if the bus rules are not followed.  The District may utilize video-monitoring devices and students may be video taped at anytime. Guest Passenger Riders are allowed on all buses.  Students riding the bus home with friends are required to have a signed note from a parent or guardian and it must be stamped “RIDER APPROVED” by school staff. NO NOTE, NO RIDE.   For the safety of all students, once the student boards the bus, they will not be allowed off the bus until their assigned stop. Buses traveling to and from extra curricular events are not allowed to drop students at an unscheduled location.

Parents, guardians, siblings, or any other unauthorized persons are not allowed on the school bus at any time. Only authorized school personnel, chaperones and assigned students may board the bus.  Unauthorized persons are subject to a fine from local authorities.  Address or phone number changes need to be reported to the school the student attends. The Transportation Office cannot change a student’s address or bus stop location without notice from the school of attendance.

In addition to knowing and obeying general traffic rules, drivers must comply with the following rules and safe driving practices: 

  • Keeping doors closed while moving
  • Transport only authorized passengers
  • Aisles, stairwells and steps must be clear
  • Keep back row of seats clear if bus is not filled
  • Seat students with special needs toward the driver
  • Keep students seated when moving unless going to the door or to their seat
  • Prohibit smoking
  • Maintain a timely schedule, but not at the expense of safety
  • Always use approved routes and bus stops unless there is an emergency
  • Never leave the bus unattended with engine running
  • Always wear a safety belt