Auburn-Washburn's Transportation department works diligently to ensure that each student has a bus to ride. Our staff are held to high standards; each driver is required to maintain, but no limited to the following:
- Commercial driver's license (CDL)
- Defensive driving training
- First aid certification
- Blood-borne pathogen training
All buses and fleet vehicles are regularly maintained by a staff of qualified mechanics.
School bus safety is all about knowing what to do, and what not to do, to ensure you get to school safely. Become a safe rider; learn and practice the school bus safety rules.
- Follow the directions of the driver the first time directions are given.
- Be courteous and respectful of other persons and property.
- Use appropriate language and tone when speaking.
- Remain seated and keep all body parts and personal belongings in the bus and out of the aisle.
- Be on time when meeting the bus.
Additionally, eating, drinking, using tobacco products, and possessing dangerous objects are not allowed on any bus. Drivers are not allowed to let a child off at a stop which is not their own without permission from a parent. Students must have a note stamped or signed by school personnel and returned to the driver.
- First Warning — the driver verbally warns student.
- Second Warning — the student is given an assigned seat and has conference with driver after other students exit the bus.
- First Notice — a conduct notice is given to the student and their principal; this notice must be signed by a parent and returned to the driver before the student may return to the bus.
- Second Notice — a conduct notice is given to the student and their principal; the notice must be signed by a parent and returned to the driver before the student may return to the bus. Parents will receive a letter from transportation notifying them that receipt of a third notice may result in suspension from the bus.
- Third Notice — a conduct notice is given to the student and their principal. The transportation supervisor will make a recommendation to the principal for suspension of riding privileges (length to determined by offense). Parents will be contacted by the principal.
- Severe Clause — same as Third Notice.
Designated Pick-up and Drop-off
Auburn-Washburn USD 437 Board of Education policy entitles each student to only one designated pick-up address and one designated drop-off address. These two addresses may be different, but each must remain consistent.
If your child is to ride with a friend or needs to be dropped off at another location in your school's attendance due to emergency, we must be notified by telephone or a note. Notification is required even if your child is going to be dropped off at a different stop on his or her regular route. These policies ensure accountability of students on the bus.
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6:00 AM - 5:00 PM