|According to the Schoolbus Fleet, in the 2021-22 school year an estimated 489,748 yellow school buses provide transportation service daily in the United States. About 20.5 million elementary and secondary school children ride school buses to and from school each day.||REMINDERS|
|All bus times are subject to change!|
|Students are required to be at the bus stop from 5 minutes before to 5 minutes|
after the scheduled stop times.
|Did you know riding a school bus to and from school is|
70 Times Safer
than taking your child to school
In Your Own Car?
American School Bus Council
Students, please wait in line at least 10 big steps (10 feet) from where the bus stops to pick you up.
|Please do not rush the school bus to get onboard!|
|Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the student door opens|
before approaching the bus.
|Still, school bus related crashes killed 108 people nationwide in 2021 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).|
Two of those deaths occured in Wyoming.
|Wintertime driving conditions always present challenges for the School Bus Drivers.|
|If the School Bus is running especially late, the Transportation Department will|
notify the schools affected.
|From 2012 to 2021, about 70% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus.||Please contact your school first to see if your bus is running late.|
|You may also contact the Transportation Department at (307) 328-9239.|
|However, a school bus is still a very large vehicle|
and there are some things you should know.
|School Bus Rules!|
|For your SAFETY and the SAFETY of OTHERS both on and off the bus, there are some rules that must be followed while riding the school bus:|
|The majority of children killed or injured in pupil transportation|
are not injured or killed on the bus,
but OUTSIDE the bus.
|1. Sit in your seats, facing forward with your backpack in your lap.|
|2. Once seated, stay out of the aisle.|
|3. Keep your voices down to an indoor level - Level 1!|
|4. Keep your hands, feet and other items to yourself.|
|5. NO Food or Drinks on the bus!|
|6. Always follow the directions of the School Bus Driver!|
|These rules are not just made up out of thin air,|
but have come about after many years of incident and accident research
that shows following these directions
will help you to have the safest ride to and from school as possible!
|For students that cross the street at a bus stop:|
|If you are late getting to the the bus stop in the morning and need to cross the street, you need to cross in front of the bus. Stand at the edge of the road and make sure the bus driver sees you and then only cross the street when the bus driver motions you across.|
|When getting off the bus in the afternoon, walk 10 big steps past the front of the bus, staying on the side of the road so the bus driver can see you. Cross the street ONLY when the bus driver motions you across and cross directly to the other side of the road, do not cross at an angle or across an intersection.|