Roles and Responsibilities
We all play an important role in keeping children safe as they travel to and from school.
If your child is a bus rider, review safety and behavior guidelines around bus stops and riding the bus. Parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of their children until they board the school bus. Under state law, parents or legal guardians of students who are not eligible for district transportation are responsible for transporting their children to and from school.
Once students have boarded a school bus, we are responsible for providing safe and efficient transportation for eligible students. In addition, we provide annual bus safety training and testing for all students K-10 each fall in compliance with Minnesota state law. The training and testing will be completed in your child's classroom within the first three weeks of school for K-3 grades and within the first six weeks for students in Grades 4-10. In addition, many schools have established a number of ongoing bus safety education sessions throughout the school year.
District bus drivers are professionally trained and follow practices outlined by Minnesota statute and school district contract specifications. They have ongoing evaluations and monthly safety meetings.
For the safety and comfort of themselves and everyone on the school bus, students are responsible for following bus safety and behavior guidelines and instructions from the bus driver. An inability to comply with the guidelines may result in the loss of district transportation privileges.