Virginia beach city public schools – school bus schedules and transportation information gas hydrates india

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Bus transportation – the safest form of transportation – is provided for Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ students to and from school based on each school’s transportation zone. Staff at your child’s school can assist you with determining if your child will ride the bus to school or if you live in a non-transportation zone.

As required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, every bus driver attends special school bus training before transporting any of our students. The training consists of a minimum of 24 hours in the classroom and 24 hours behind the wheel. In total, every bus driver – including substitutes – spends at least 3 weeks to one month training to be a school bus driver. The school division’s training exceeds the state’s minimum requirements.

Parents are encouraged to read the Code of Student Conduct as it clearly outlines the conduct for all students while riding a school bus. To ensure the safety of our students, parents should consider sharing “watch” responsibilities with a neighbor so your children have an adult overseeing safety at their bus stops. Parents are encouraged to remind their children of acceptable behavior on a school bus.

• On school bus routes that are dedicated to mid-day kindergarteners and preschool students, there should always be a responsible person waiting at the bus stop when children are dropped off from school. If not, the child will be returned to school and the parent will be contacted.

• When outside of the bus, make sure your child is aware of the danger zones and is always within sight of the bus driver. The Danger Zone is a 10-foot wide area on all sides of a school bus — an area where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children should be taught to stay 10 feet away from a school bus (or as far away as they can) and never go behind it. They should be told to take five giant steps in front of the bus before crossing so the driver can see them.

• Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm mean the bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting the bus. Motorists must come to a complete stop a safe distance from the bus and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the stop arm is retracted, and the bus begins moving before they start driving again.

• If possible use the buddy system and have your child travel in a group or with fellow students. As a suggestion, parents are welcome to organize a “group walk” so that students who walk to school could meet at a certain time and place and walk together in a large group. If you would like to help in organizing such a group, please call or visit the school office.

Bus transportation – the safest form of transportation – is provided for Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ students to and from school based on each school’s transportation zone. Staff at your child’s school can assist you with determining if your child will ride the bus to school or if you live in a non-transportation zone.

As required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, every bus driver attends special school bus training before transporting any of our students. The training consists of a minimum of 24 hours in the classroom and 24 hours behind the wheel. In total, every bus driver – including substitutes – spends at least 3 weeks to one month training to be a school bus driver. The school division’s training exceeds the state’s minimum requirements.

Parents are encouraged to read the Code of Student Conduct as it clearly outlines the conduct for all students while riding a school bus. To ensure the safety of our students, parents should consider sharing “watch” responsibilities with a neighbor so your children have an adult overseeing safety at their bus stops. Parents are encouraged to remind their children of acceptable behavior on a school bus.

• On school bus routes that are dedicated to mid-day kindergarteners and preschool students, there should always be a responsible person waiting at the bus stop when children are dropped off from school. If not, the child will be returned to school and the parent will be contacted.

• When outside of the bus, make sure your child is aware of the danger zones and is always within sight of the bus driver. The Danger Zone is a 10-foot wide area on all sides of a school bus — an area where children are in the most danger of being hit. Children should be taught to stay 10 feet away from a school bus (or as far away as they can) and never go behind it. They should be told to take five giant steps in front of the bus before crossing so the driver can see them.

• Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm mean the bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting the bus. Motorists must come to a complete stop a safe distance from the bus and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the stop arm is retracted, and the bus begins moving before they start driving again.

• If possible use the buddy system and have your child travel in a group or with fellow students. As a suggestion, parents are welcome to organize a “group walk” so that students who walk to school could meet at a certain time and place and walk together in a large group. If you would like to help in organizing such a group, please call or visit the school office.