Bus Procedures
Bus Procedures for Young Children
Posted on 02/01/2010
It is our mission in Floyd County Schools to provide a quality education for a quality life for our students and our community. A major part of this mission is providing safe services for children. In transporting our very young children to and from school, safety requires a partnership between the home and school. This is a reminder of the proper procedures for changing a child’s method of getting home in the afternoon and the need for supervision of young children at bus stops. 

Changing a child’s arrangements for getting home from school
  • Changes should be in writing and sent with the child to school in a place regularly checked by a teacher such as your child’s agenda. Please understand that notes given to small children do not always make it to the intended destination. Make sure the message is in the area prearranged by your child’s teacher as a location the teacher will check each day.
  • If arrangements must be changed during the day due to an unexpected emergency, please call the school office so that you can talk with someone about the change.
  • Please do not email or text a teacher with changes. Our teachers can’t check these methods of communication until after the school day when most children have already left the school in the afternoon.
Supervision of young children at bus stops
  • Pre-K through third-grade children should have appropriate supervision. 
  • When the bus arrives at the stop and appropriate supervision is not apparent, the bus driver will contact the Transportation Office with the information and return the child to the school. 
  • The family of the child will need to make arrangements to pick-up the child from the school’s After-school Care program. The parent will need to make arrangements to cover any After-school Care program charges. 
These are just a few simple steps and procedures to help both parents and educators ensure the safety of our young children. Please help us to make each day safe for the little one’s we both treasure. Thank you for your help with these important safety issues.