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Transportation Director: 
Mike Pack
903-564-3118
packm@whitesboroisd.org

 

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITES

Whitesboro school bus drivers are highly trained professionals who have obtained a Federal Commercial License with air brake, passenger and school bus endorsements. They are required to attend a 20hr school bus driver safety-training course approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety as well as pass a physical examination, which is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

They are responsible for safely driving the school bus, transporting the students and staying on time. In order to aide the drivers with that responsibility, they are given control over daily operations. This may include the following: assigning seats, requiring silence on the bus, conferences with students, instruction in emergency procedures, etc.

 


 PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

 Register your child for Transportation. Your student must be registered to be eligible for Bus Service. Students that are not registered may be denied transportation services. If you move, you must provide the campus with new proof of residency as Transportation is bases upon whatever address the campus has entered and until it is updated, bussing will continue to be provided to the original address.

 In order to maintain the routing/ bus schedule, drivers cannot wait (unless they are early) at bus stops and may not have sufficient time to return if your child missed the bus. Children must be at their stops five (5) minutes before scheduled pick up time. Instruct your children on procedures to follow if they miss the bus.

 Take the time to go over all the bus safety rules and consequences that are posted on the Transportation link with your child. Make sure they understand the need for following the safety rules on the bus and the necessity for respecting others as well as themselves.

 If your student should lose their bus privileges, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to transport to and from school.

 To insure the safety and security of all students on Whitesboro ISD buses, “parents may not board the bus at any time” Should you need to discuss and issue with the bus driver, please contact our office at (903) 564- 3118. The driver has been instructed not to engage in discussions with parents on route to avoid route delays.

 


 

STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES

(REMEMBER THAT THE DRIVER IS THE AUTHORITY ON YOUR BUS)

 Mornings:

          Be at your bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

·         Wait next to, but not in the street, driveway or parking lot.

·         When the bus approaches, form a line and be prepared to load immediately.

·         Stand clear of the bus until it comes to a complete stop.

·         Use the handrails and steps.

·         Go directly to your seat and sit down.

·         The bus will not move until you are properly seated.

·         If you miss the bus, go home immediately.

 Afternoons:

·         Go to your bus in the bus lane-the bus will wait 5 minutes after arrival.

·         Use handrails and steps.

·         Go directly to your seat and sit down.

·         The bus will not move until you are properly seated.

·         At your stop, stay seated until you hear the brake being set.

·         Wait for your turn to leave the bus. Pushing and crowding will only slow exiting and may cause an accident.

·         All students living on the left side of the roadway shall exit the bus and move to a point 10-12 feet in front of the right corner of the bus and wait for the driver to signal you that it is safe to cross the street.

·         Check in both directions and walk directly across the street.

·         NEVER cross the street behind the bus.

·         Be alert for cars and do not stop when the bus is loading or unloading students. 

In case of an accident or an emergency,

 FOLLOW THE DRIVER’S DIRECTIONS COMPLETELY AND WITHOUT HESITATION.