Young people were first transported to school at public expense in the late 19th century - first in horse-drawn wagons and later in converted trucks. By the '20s and '30s, the first vehicles designed specifically for pupil transportation became available. Yet safety continued to be a concern, culminating in 1936 in the first set of national school bus standards.
"School bus transportation continues to be one of the safest forms of transportation" according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's far, far safer to ride in a yellow bus than in the family car, for instance. This superb record is the result of a consistent cooperative effort by a host of individuals and groups. Everyone with a stake in student transportation - parents, teachers, drivers, school administrators, transportation managers, bus manufacturers and government officials - has a role to play.
School buses and other district vehicles are provided as a service to district students and persons responsible for the students. In order to ensure the safety of all passengers, proper conduct is required. Video taping will occur at random during the school year on routes. Students will not be notified when a recording device has been installed and is in use. Additional disciplinary rules are contained in the District's Student Code of Conduct. Remember, school bus transportation is a privilege, not a right; school bus transportation can be suspended for willful misconduct or endangering the overall safety of the school bus or its occupants.