The Great Valley School District has reportedly sent out its bus routes and assignments to area parents on August 16, which means that it's almost time to get the kids ready for their ride.
The school district has a pretty in-depth breakdown of how its transportation is organized, including a 24-item list of rules for students taking the bus. Here's a breakdown of five of the rules you might not have known about.
- If a stop is inactive for five days or more, it may be removed from the route unless the parent notifies the transportation department of other circumstances. Go here if you want to contact the transportation department.
- Students must be at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive (and, considering my early morning habits back when I was riding the bus in Rochester, NY, I'm glad this rule didn't exist for me).
- Items that can not fit on the child’s lap may not be taken on the bus (according to the GVSD, this is a state law).
In reality, most of the rules for riding the bus are the kind of common sense thing you likely know anyway. You can review all the rules here.