Purpose and Direction Statement
Thank you for getting us to school and back home safely!
All buses transport NBMS and NWR students together to and from school.
Keep on Task
Obey the driver
Help others when asked
Obey ALL school and bus rules
Be kind and considerate
Sit and remain seated
Keep your items in your lap
Build healthy relationships with others
Be a role model for others
Pack it in - Pack it out
Face forward at all times
Proper language & inside voice
Keep trash off the floor
The center isle should be clear
Never be a bully
Bus drivers strive to create a positive environment that is mutually respectful. Behavior expectations are clearly identified and provided to students with frequent reminders. All bus drivers are encouraged to maintain a seating chart and require students to remain in their assigned seats at all times.
If parents/guardians have questions or concerns regarding school transportation, please request to speak with a school administrator at the school. It is unlawful to enter a school bus without permission from a school administrator or school bus driver or to refuse to leave a school bus following the direction of a school administrator or school bus driver. Additionally, it is unlawful for anyone to willfully stop, impede, delay or detain any public school bus. (G.S. § 14-132.2)
Please remember that bus transportation is a privilege and not a right. All school expectations apply when students are riding the bus. Students who do not meet expectations set forth by the school and bus driver will be suspended from the bus. As the bus and the bus stop are both considered to be part of the school campus, students will follow the same Code of Student Conduct. Administration will use the same procedures regarding consequences.
All of our buses are equipped to use video cameras. Videos are periodically viewed to monitor behavior on the bus – at random and also when incidents occur that warrant a closer look. All bus drivers will address minor incidents with students who do not meet behavior expectations. Repeated minor incidents or incidents that are more serious in nature will be reported to school administration.