Frequently Asked Questions
DO NOT FOLLOW THE BUS AND ATTEMPT TO GET THE BUS TO PULL OVER WHILE IT IS ON ITS ROUTE.
It is extremely unsafe for the bus to stop along the roadway to board your child. Children walking close to the side of the bus are in danger of getting seriously hurt.
The Board of Education has adopted the following policy:
The administration shall be authorized to make changes or extensions in the bus schedules without
further action by the Board of Education in situations where the request meets the following criteria:
1. Roads are town accepted and maintained
2. Buses are not permitted backup in order to transverse a roadway. There must be a satisfactory turn-around point clear of parked cars
3. Mileage from a main route is at least 1/4 mile in the case of elementary pupils and 1/2 mile for secondary pupils
4. No unusual safety hazard exists
In the case of handicapped pupils, the administration may make exceptions to those criteria when feasible.
The following instruments are small enough in size that a student can either place the instrument on their lap or between their legs as to not use a seating space on the school bus.
Allowable: Violin, Viola, 1/2 size Cello, 1/4 size Cello, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone (regular), Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Percussion Kit and hand held percussion, sticks, mallets and snare drum.
Note: All allowable instruments must be transported in cases which should remain closed on the bus at all times.
The following instruments have been deemed by the transportation and music department too large to be transported by the school bus without taking a seating space. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to transport these instruments to and from school.
Non-allowable: 3/4 size Cello, Full size Cello, String Bass (any size), French Horn, Tuba, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Trombone, Baritone Horn, Floor Toms, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Any Marching Percussion, and Multi-cultural Drums.