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School Bus Rules


 Bus Rules 

Please review with your child the following rules and regulations for riding Gananda school buses:

  1. Have ID badge ready to swipe when getting onto the bus.

  2. Masks should be worn at all times if instructed to by Gananda District, CDC, or WCH that masks should be worn.  

  3. Students must sit in their assigned seat.

  4. Obey instructions of the driver at all times.

  5. No eating or drinking.

  6. No use or possession of tobacco or controlled substances (including prescription or over-the-counter medications).

  7. Electronic devices such as IPods, IPod Touch, radios, Gameboys, Nintendo, etc. are discouraged from being brought or used on the bus.  These items could be damaged or stolen and become a distraction to the bus driver.  These are expensive items and should be left home.

  8. Obey all safety rules.

  9. Passengers must remain seated and facing forward until discharged from the bus.

  10. Polite manners are expected at all times.  Children should remain quiet and just speak to the person seated next to them.

  11. Cell phones are to be used for emergency purposes only.  (Please refer to cell phone guidelines for school buses, listed below.)



The Gananda School District realizes that cell phone use is an important line of communication between parents and their children. Cell phone use by students can cause dangerous distractions for the bus driver.
  • Cell phones may be used for emergency purposes only.
  • Cell phones may be placed on vibrate but may not be visible while on the school bus.
  • Students may not use cell phones for social reasons.
  • Using the cell phone for text messaging, taking pictures of self or others to transmit or store, and/or illegal activities will be considered inappropriate use of the cell phone.
  • Parents/students will assume any and all responsibility for loss of the phone and will be responsible for its safe keeping.

Students may only use their cell phones on sports/activity trips in two situations:  in order to call a parent for a ride and in a medical emergency situation.

The following are things NOT to bring on a school bus:

  • Pets
  • Glass Objects
  • Food & Drinks
  • Plants
  • Sports Equipment
  • Skate Boards
  • Roller Blades and/or 'Wheelie' Shoes
  • Sleds
  • Balloons
  • Bulky Items
  • Toy Guns/Swords (including Squirt Guns)