PTHS Student Handbook 2022-2023

In the interest of the student’s safety and in compliance with State law, students are also expected to observe the following: 1. Be on Time--on the spot at the side of the road at least three minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. The driver has been instructed to drive on if a student is not on time. 2. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to enter the bus. 3. The driver has full authority to designate which seat you shall ride in. The seat assignment may be changed from time to time. 4. Remain seated at all times while the bus is moving.

5. No marking, defacing, or damaging the bus inside or outside. 6. Keep books, packages, coats, and all other objects out of the aisles.

7. Raise or lower windows only if granted permission. 8. Get on and off the bus without pushing or shoving.

9. Upon entering, if you live on the opposite side of the entry door, remain standing until the bus comes to a complete stop. When the driver gives you the signal to cross the roadway, look both directions and then cross about 10 ft. in front of the bus. Upon exiting the bus, remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop then exit and cross approximately 10 ft. in front of the bus after the driver gives you the signal to cross. 10. Regular riders on the route may get off or on at other houses with written request from the parent and approved by the principal/sponsor/coach. 11. In case of a road emergency, remain seated until instructions are given by the driver. 12. Do not ask the driver to stop at places other than the regular bus stop; the driver is not permitted to do this except by the proper authorization from a school official. 13. No eating or drinking beverages. 14. Students may be suspended from riding the bus by the decision of an administrator. 15. The loading procedures for weight distribution will be utilized. Seats will be assigned as per school policy. (On some occasions you will be allowed to sit one person per seat.) This will be one student per seat from the front of the bus to the wheel wells. 16. No talking at railroad crossings. 17. No yelling or screaming. 18. No horseplay. 19. No throwing objects. 20. Students riding buses to activities are expected to return on the bus. Parents are to notify the coach if they wish to take their student home from the event. If parents want their student to ride home with another parent or family member, they need to contact the Athletic Director. 21. If a student does not ride on two consecutive days, the parent will be responsible for contacting the transportation office prior to the next pick up date. 22. Students waiting at bus stops are expected to behave in such a manner that does not threaten the safety of other students.

The list of regulations is not complete. The driver/sponsor or coach is in charge of the bus at all times and shall use good judgment in issuing any other orders. Students are expected to give prompt support.

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