Transportation is provided to students residing in the Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools district. Transportation services may be provided for field trips, co-curricular trips, and extra-curricular trips, including athletics. Bus transportation is a privilege and not a right. The bus driver is the sole authority on the bus while students are being transported.
Parents are responsible for the safety of their child(ren) while going to or from the bus stop and while waiting for the school bus; their child(ren) being at the bus stop at least five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time; and damage by their child(ren) to school buses, personal property, or public property.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner at bus stops. The Corporation will not enter into disputes involving parents and/or students concerning matters that take place prior to the student boarding the school bus, or after the student has disembarked from the bus on his/her way home.
Students will ride only assigned school buses and will board and depart from the bus at assigned bus stops. Students will not be permitted to ride unassigned buses for any reason other than an emergency, except as approved by the principal. A change in a student's regular assigned bus stop may be granted for special need if a note from a parent is submitted to the building principal stating the reason for the request and duration of the change and the principal approves. A permanent transfer to another route or bus stop will only be made upon the approval of the principal.
Noise on buses shall be kept at a minimum with students speaking in reasonable conversation voices. Students must be quiet at railroad crossings and other danger zones as designated by the bus driver.