YELLOW SCHOOL BUS
Yellow school buses are contracted by Edmonton Public Schools and the time spent riding to and from Horse Hill is considered to be a part of the school day. Behaviour on the buses should reflect expectations for classroom and school conduct.
In order to ensure the safety of all students, it is critical that students behave in a reasonable, safe and orderly manner. Safe, reasonable behaviour includes:
- observing the directions of the driver
- not extending arms or heads out of windows
- remaining seated (in your assigned seat) until the bus has come to a complete stop
- quiet conversation
Students must ride their assigned buses. The drivers are in full charge and will assign a seat to each individual. Students are responsible for their seats.
Riding a yellow school bus is a privilege, not a right, and anyone behaving in an unsafe, unreasonable or disruptive way may be suspended from riding the bus. Transportation in this case becomes the responsibility of the parent.
Bus passes for the 2014-2015 school year cost $24.00 per month, or $240.00 for the year. There are no bus fees for kindergarten students. Students are expected to bring cheques or cash to purchase their bus pass. These may be purchased from the office beginning the last three days of the month and up to and including the 10th of the next month, or students can bring 10 post dated cheques for the year. The latter saves parents, students and staff a great deal of time. Students will be called to the office to purchase bus passes. If difficulties or concerns arise with regards to purchasing passes, parents should contact the principal. No student will be denied boarding a bus if alternate arrangements for payment are made directly with the principal prior to the beginning of each month.
We will support parents in arranging payment – but strongly suggest the use of a yearly cheque or monthly cheques, sent at the start of the school year. Unpaid bus passes would be a significant cost to the school – please help ensure that all children do not lose other invaluable services needing budget funds!