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					   ..    Assume the transportation of a child who has lost            Websites for Children and Parents                       Contact                        Le Conseil scolaire is committed to offering, to all registered
         his/her riding privilege on the school bus.                                                                                                         students, safe and effective transportation which conforms to
                                                                      Elmer, the Safety Elephant                              Transportation Office
   ..    Provide the Transportation Department with current                                                                                                  the stipulations set out by the Minister of Education and the
                                                                                                        Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord
         information to ensure the most accurate and efficient
                                                                                                                              Tel.: 780-468-4434             Minister of Transportation.
         service.                                                     Safety Central – Just for Kids
                                                                                                                      Le Conseil scolaire establishes administrative directives to support
NOTE     No adult is authorized to board the bus with the exception                                                           Fax: 780-468-4406
         of school board and contractor staff members.                                                                              and enable the Transportation Coordinator to effectively establish
                                                                      Child Safety
                                                                                                       transportation which addresses the needs of the students.
Route Cancellations or Late Buses                                     Games and Activities
Listen to CHFA radio:                                       
   ..    680 AM or 101.1 FM – Edmonton                                School Bus Safety Web
   ..    101.5 FM – Fort McMurray                           
   ..    103.5 FM – Red Deer
                                                                      Je suis prudent de la tête aux pieds (only in French)
K-97 radio: 97.3 FM – Edmonton                              
Or visit the following websites:
(click on the school bus animation)
(click on CityTV Edmonton)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    School Bus Tr ansportation        r Priority!
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The Service                                                            Bus Stops                                                             School Bus Safety                                                          What is the Danger Zone?                                             Everyone’s Responsibilities
Transportation is provided to students living outside the walking      Each rider is allocated a maximum of two stops and these are          Riding the school bus is a privilege. A student may lose this privilege    The danger zone is the 3-metre area around the bus. The bus          The Conseil has also established a list of responsibilities for the
boundaries as set out in Policy E-5002, and within a 50-kilometre      limited to their residence and a caregiver.                           if his/her actions affect the safety of the other riders or if the rules   driver can’t see children when they are in the danger zone. If the   riders, the parents, the school principals, as well as the school bus
distance from the school.                                                                                                                    set out are not followed and respected.                                    bus starts moving while children are in the danger zone, they        drivers.
                                                                       Kindergarten students will be assigned a bus stop as close as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        could get dragged under.
Transportation is supplied to the students free of charge by the       possible to their place of residence.                                 Rules Intended for Students                                                                                                                     Student must:
Conseil scolaire.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ..    Arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes prior to the
                                                                       Stops for students in grades 1 and 2 will generally not exceed two       ..    Collaborate with the driver at all times.
                                                                       hundred and fifty (250) metres from their residence.                     ..    Always remain seated when the bus is in motion.                                                                                                 scheduled bus arrival time. This also applies to door
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WALKING AREA                                                                 to door stops.
Bus Routes                                                                                                                                      ..    Respect others and their belongings.
                                                                       Stops for students in grades 3 to 12 will generally not exceed five                                                                                                                                                      ..    Stand well away from the curb until it has come
Whenever possible the riding time of the first rider on a run will                                                                              ..    Keep your seat and your bus clean.
                                                                       hundred (500) metres from their residence.                                                                                                                                                                                     to a complete stop and the door is opened.
not exceed sixty (60) minutes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DANGER ZONE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 metres
                                                                                                                                             Don’ts                                                                                                                                             ..    Always respect the danger zone.
It is unlawful for a Yellow School bus to enter on private property.                                                                                                                                                                                                     MOST DANGEROUS         ..    Follow the rules for riding a bus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MOST DANGEROUS
                                                                                                                                                ..    Do not put anything out of the window.                                                                                                    ..    Dress appropriately for the weather.
Changes to bus routes will take effect Mondays and the                                                                                          ..    Do not yell or scream.                                                                                                                    ..    Check with the driver prior to bringing any large items

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 metres
transportation office requires a minimum of 5-day notification                                                                                  ..    Never throw objects.                                                                                                                            on the bus. Some larger items are forbidden by law to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SCHOOL BUS
prior to making any changes.                                                                                                                    ..    Do not push nor hit anyone.                                                                                                                     be transported on Yellow School Buses.
                                                                                                                                                ..    Do not eat nor drink while on the bus.                                                                                                    ..    Find an alternate means of getting to school should the
                                                                                                                                                ..    Do not use vulgar, obscene or blasphemous language.                                                                                             student lose his/her riding privilege on the school bus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 metres
                                                                                                                                                ..    Vandalism will not be tolerated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Parent must:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ..    Ensure your child knows his/her responsibilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DANGER FROM PASSING CARS                    ..    Ensure your child is at his/her stop 5 minutes prior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to bus arrival.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ..    Ensure your child gets safely on and off the bus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ..    Advise the school and driver if your child will not be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      riding the bus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ..    Pay for repairs due to vandalism caused by your child.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ..    Know your child’s bus route number, transport contractor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      name and phone number, and school phone number.

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