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School Bus Safety Notice to Parents

The Jackson County School District operates transportation services as required by state law which directs that all school districts furnish transportation to pupils living one or more miles from their attendance center. The district regards transportation as a vital service for students and maintains annual equipment maintenance and driver training programs as to assure safe and efficient operation.

Student discipline is the shared responsibility of parents and school personnel.

Riding the school bus is a privilege. This privilege may be revoked due to behavior which prevents the driver and student from having a safe trip to and from school.

It is unlawful for any individual to board a school bus, other than a scheduled student, a member of the public school administration or faculty, or a law enforcement official. State law (37-41-2) prohibits unauthorized boarding of school buses or interference with passenger boarding or leaving under penalties of fines and/or imprisonment.

Parents play a vital role in assuring the safety of students served by the school transportation program. Parents may help by reviewing the safety regulations in the Transportation section of the Student Handbook.

Any questions regarding the overall operation of the particular attendance center’s transportation program may be directed to the local transportation supervisor. Names and numbers are posted in all student handbooks
Further assistance may be obtained by contacting the Assistant Superintendent at the attendance center or the Director of HR.

East Central - 588-7025
St. Martin - 872-0256
Vancleave - 826-3626

Laura McCool, Director of HR, 826-1757, ext. 306

Remember, it is your responsibility to assist the school in providing a safe transportation program.



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