If all students and parents adhere to the following practices, they will enjoy a safe ride and an on time bus to and from school/home and school events.
Walking to The Bus Stop
Waiting At The Bus Stop
Bus Riding Rules
The bus driver will issue a discipline referral for misbehavior at bus stop or on the bus.
Depending on the circumstance and extent of the misbehavior, a child’s bus privilege may be revoked sooner than 4 referrals. A Child may also be subject to additional School discipline based on the decision of the Principle. Parents/Guardians WILL BE charged for the cost of any willful student damage to the bus or its equipment.
No, but Charlotte Choice Charter offers convenient Cluster meeting points instead. Cluster meeting points are preferable because they minimize the time kids spend on the bus and the pick-up and drop-off times are consistent each day. Such reliability is never guaranteed with door-to-door service.
Do buses have radios or phones so the driver can be contacted or call for help?
Yes, all bus drivers have cell phones and two-way radios.
Whom should I call if my child is having a problem with the driver or with another student on the bus?
Always tell the School Principal or Program Director, 980-272-8308.
Do school buses have monitors?
Due to a limited budget, buses do not have monitors.
What responsibilities does the bus driver have while transporting children?
The driver is responsible for delivering students to and from school safely and on time. Responsibilities include: operation of the vehicle; supervision of boarding and discharge; supervision of students while riding the bus; reporting safety and behavior incidents to the Principal or Program Director; and (if applicable) being sure that seat belts, child restraint systems, or wheelchair securement systems are in place.
Is the driver allowed to leave small children at a bus stop if no adult is there to meet the child?
Yes, if the parent signs a Transportation Release and Waiver Agreement. The parent is responsible for being sure someone meets the child every day. If a student seems afraid or unwilling to be left at the stop, the driver will keep the student on the vehicle and continue on the route and returned to the School and the parent contacted to pick the child up at the School. Parents should make sure their children are familiar with the surroundings at their bus stop and know the safest route to walk home if no one is there to meet them.
How many students are allowed on each bus?
This varies according to the size of the bus. Full-size buses can take up to 60 elementary school students. Passengers are not allowed to stand.
Do school buses have seat belts?
Full-size school buses do not require seat belts. All EBS buses meet all federal and state safety standards.