Bus Transportation in Savanna
The Savanna School District provides as much opportunity as is economically feasible for students who live a long distance from their home school. If you have specific questions regarding bus transportation, you may call Jim Harris, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation, at 714-236-3826.
Bus Passes Needed
For the 2012-13 school year, we will be issuing bus passes to all students riding a school bus to and/or from school. Initial bus passes will be issued to eligible students at no charge. Eligible students are those who live within the attendance boundaries for the school they attend and whose home address makes them eligible for transportation to and from school. If your child loses or damages his/her bus pass, there will be a $6.00 replacement fee. For students new to the district who are eligible for bus transportation, parents should contact the Savanna School District Office so that a bus pass can be issued.
Please note that some changes have been made to the bus schedules for 2012-13. Click on the school link below and review the changes that may effect your student.
Bus service is provided to:
- Students who live more than a three-quarter mile walking distance from school
- Students who face hazardous walking conditions
- Students enrolled in a special education program not offered at the local school campus
Please note that students who receive permission to attend a school outside their attendance area must provide their own transportation to and from school.
Code of Conduct on the School Bus
In order to insure safety for all students, a set of bus rules has been developed and must be followed. Should a student fail to observe these rules, the following procedure will be used:
Parents will be notified of the misbehavior and if improvement in not shown, the student will be deprived of the priveledge of riding the bus for a specified period of time. After this, if he/she does not obey the safety rules, he/she will be removed from the bus immediately and a conference will be held with the parent, school principal, and bus driver.
The National Safety Council has issued a set of safety rules for students riding school buses. They are incorporated in the following Safety Rules for Students:
- Be careful approaching bus stop; in areas without sidewalks, walk on left, toward oncoming traffic.
- Student may be picked up and discharged from bus only at his/her designated bus stop.
- Be on time for the bus - help keep the bus on schedule. Be at the bus stop several minutes before scheduled time.
- Go directly to a seat in the bus without disturbing or crowding other students; remain seated while the bus is moving.
- Follow instructions of the bus driver; realize that he/she has a big responsibility and that everyone can help.
- Help keep the bus clean. Don't eat on the bus.
- Remember that loud talking or laughing, or unnecessary confusion, diverts the driver's attention and may result in a serious accident.
- Keep head, arms and hands inside the bus at all times.
- Be courteous to other students. Remember we are working together for safety.
- Treat bus equipment as you would valuable furniture in your own home. Damage to seats, etc. is unnecessary and always costly.
- Remain seated until the bus stops to unload; wait for signal from bus driver, then cross the street in front of the bus; the driver will be in the street to help.
- No pets are allowed on the bus.
- No articles deemed hazardous by the driver are permitted on the bus.