Bus Routes for the 2014 - 2015 School Year
We ask parents to make sure that students are at bus stops early. At least five minutes prior to the published time to five minutes after the published time. We also ask kindergarten parents to be at the bus stop to receive their students.
The safety record of buses and drivers is outstanding in the Riverview School District. The school bus drivers undergo an extensive training program prior to getting behind the wheel of a school bus and refresher training every year. This training helps to ensure that riding a school bus is the safest way to get to school. Riverview has 37 buses and covers 500,000 miles a year in their 3-tier transportation routes: high school, middle school, and elementary schools.
Riverview Transportation Department is responsible for the safe transportation of students every day. It is a responsibility that requires the cooperation of the students in observing the safety rules enforced by the district. Students riding on the bus are expected to conform to behavior rules corresponding to classroom conduct regulations. Students are to
Sit properly in their seats
Refrain from throwing objects
Keep hand to self
Be courteous to others
Obey the bus driver at all times
Promote bus cleanliness
Refrain from vandalism
The driver is in full charge of the bus and the students. The driver will report any problems to the Bus Discipline Officer for students who violate the rules on the bus. Each principal has the authority to dictate appropriate consequences or discipline for student misconduct, including loss of bus riding privileges. For the safety of all rides, the Board of Directors has authorized the installation of video cameras on district buses.
Students must only use their designated bus stop. A student must have written permission from their parent or guardian, subject to the principal's approval in writing, for any change in their assigned bus or bus stop.
The safety record of buses and drivers is outstanding in the Riverview School District. All buses are equipped with two-way radios, crossing arms, fire extinguishers, chains and/or sanders, and first-aid kits. Safety is the foremost concern of the bus drivers. Prior to leaving the bus garage, each driver performs a pre-trip safety check of the bus using district-established procedures that comply with the State Department of Transportation requirements.
Emergency Transportation Information
Hazardous weather or unexpected emergencies may create changes in bus transportation times and pickup-drop points for school children. Schools will be open unless a Riverview School District "School Closure" announcement is made by radio and television stations.
School Bus Operations may have to be altered or canceled. Example messages are:
Schools Closed - This means all schools will be closed for one day only. All meetings, field trips and after school activities will be canceled. No out-of-district transportation.
School One (or Two) Hours Late, Emergency Bus Routes - This means that school will be either one or two hours late or that students will be dismissed at the regular time unless otherwise announced. Parents should listen to the radio for further announcements. Buses will operate on emergency bus routes, if announced.
No Transportation - Schools are operating, but no school district transportation will be provided for any student, including kindergarten, head start, special education, sports, and activities. Parents must provide transportation to school for their children.
No out of District Transportation - Schools are operating, but no school district transportation vehicle (buses, vans, cars) will operate outside of school district boundaries. Includes special education, field trips, activities, sports, games, etc.
Limited Bus Transportation - buses will not travel some of the hills, i.e., Novelty Hill (east or west), Stephens Street in Duvall, 344th off the Lake Langlois Road, some of the streets on Union Hill, Mountain View and Lake Margaret. Buses will be at the bottom of these hills for students.
Bus Drivers will notify students where to meet the bus if there is "limited transportation." Students affected by Limited Bus Transportation must be at the alternate pick up point designated not later than the time they would normally be picked up at their regular bus stop.