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Safety Information

School Bus Rules

Riding the bus is an extension of the school day. Classroom behavior is expected on the bus. Drivers and/or administrators will assign seats. The following rules are to ensure everyone’s safety and will be strictly enforced. Violation of these rules may result in the loss of bus riding privileges. Refer to the Student Handbook for discipline procedures.

  • Observe classroom conduct
  • Be courteous; no profanity or inappropriate language
  • Keep the bus clean
  • Cooperate with the driver
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not damage the bus or equipment
  • Stay in your seat
  • Keep your head, hands and feet inside the bus
  • Do not eat/drink on the bus

Other Safety Issues


  • Stand at least 10 feet away from the side of the road or from where the bus is stopping.
  • If students must cross the roadway, they should wait until the bus driver has stopped all traffic and until the driver has given the hand signal to cross. Walk in front of the bus; never walk behind the bus.
  • Be sure that the driver can see you and that you can see the driver.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for student safety to and from the bus stop and while students are waiting for the bus to arrive.
  • Have a plan for what your child should do if they were to miss their bus or could not get in their house.
  • A responsible person, 12 years or older, must meet a preschool child at the bus at the designated time. Preschool students not met at the stop will be returned to the school. If the school is not staffed the child will be taken to the local police department.
  • A kindergarten child will be dropped at the bus stop without the greeter requirement.
  • Students may only ride the bus they are assigned to and will only be allowed to get on and off at the assigned stop.
  • Under no circumstances will children be allowed to ride home on a bus with another student. Emergencies are parental/guardian responsibility and will not be assumed by the transportation department.
  • For the safety of your student we strongly discourage multiple route/stop requests.

Bus Only Zone at the School

Many schools have a separate area reserved for bus loading and unloading. Other drivers are reminded to use designated pick-up and drop-off areas only.

District Office
Phone: 847-551-8300
Fax: 847-551-8413
Community Unit School District 300

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Algonquin, IL 60102
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