SCHOOL GROUP RULES
1. No more than 50 riders per bus will be allowed during COVID Restrictions.
2. A proportional number of adults (staff members and volunteers) to students are expected to ride on school buses to appropriately supervise students on all field trips.
3. One adult (teacher, faculty member, staff member, or volunteer) on each school bus shall know the location and directions to the desired destination. One adult on each school bus shall have a cell phone and appropriate cell numbers to contact the other school group leaders, if, and when needed.
4. Teachers, faculty members or chaperones in charge of the group must inspect the bus after all students have been discharged (both upon arrival at the site of the trip and again when upon final arrival back at the school) to be sure that everyone has actually exited the bus as well as to check for damage and to be sure that no article(s) were left on the bus.
5. It is the group leader’s responsibility to see that the bus has been cleaned, once the trip is over.
6. All trips will be scheduled from school, to the destination, and return to the school. Special stops between points will not be permitted unless previously approved by Eagle Bus Service with an itinerary attached in writing. This itinerary shall be submitted to Eagle Bus Service prior to the departure.
7. Teachers, faculty members, or chaperones must account for all students assigned to his/her bus before departing from scheduled stops.
8. Students are expected to abide by all school rules as well as the specific rules pertaining to riding a school bus.
The following items shall not be allowed on school buses that are carrying students: The following items shall be stored in the storage boxes under the bus, if available. If these items cannot be stored under the bus, an additional bus will be required to carry such equipment.
1. Instruments, sports equipment, coolers, and class projects to name a few that may block any aisle, doorway or exit.
2. Using straps to secure anything in the bus is strictly against the state policy. If you need to strap it down in the bus, it should be put in the storage compartment.
3. A driver shall not knowingly permit firearms or weapons, either operative or ceremonial.
4. Food or drink is not allowed on the school bus. It is the responsibility of the trip leader to ensure the bus stays clean during the trip. Drivers are not paid additional time for cleaning their bus after a trip so it is imperative that the bus be inspected prior to the students departing the bus.
5. Glass items such as bottles, containers or vases shall not be allowed. In addition, aluminum or metal items such as pop cans that could be used as a weapon or missile or could cause any type of disturbance shall not be brought onto the school bus.
6. Common sense should dictate the appropriateness of any item. Items such as Pole Vault Poles, Flags for Drill Teams, shall not be transported in the passenger compartment of the school bus.
7. Open and closed containers of all alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Eagle Bus Service motor vehicles.