Bus & Transportation
BUS ROUTES For 2013-2014 School Year
2012-13 Bus Routes/Bus Stops - login: Guest / Guest
Bus route information for the 2012-13 school year will be available August 12, 2012. Bus stop location will be available now by clicking the link below and entering your child's address and grade. Bus numbers and pick-up/drop off times will not be established until August 12,2012. Information posted prior will not be finalized until after August 12, 2012.
Bus RulesBus Stops
Permanent bus stops will be established and published. Students are to utilize the bus stop they are assigned.
Permanent bus stops will be established by the Gary Community School Corporation. Bus stops will be located on public serviced roadways. Buses will NOT load/unload students at businesses, parking lots, or areas deemed unsafe by Gary Community School Corporation.
In order to reduce operating expense, maintain consistency, and reduce all risks associated with bus route travel paths no additional bus stops will be added.
Bus stops will be established such that bus drivers have adequate time to activate loading lights, approach stop, load students safely, and proceed on to next destination.
Students and parents are required to ensure the safety of all individuals to and from the bus stop and while waiting for the bus.
Bus drivers are not authorized to change, edit, or add bus stops to their route. Requests or concerns are handled by the transportation office.
Students need to be visible and at their scheduled bus stop at least 10-minutes prior to the time scheduled. Buses will not be sent back to retrieve students that missed the bus.
Bus Stop Etiquette
Students and parents are to respect the property where the bus stops are located. Individuals are not to damage or vandalize the property where the bus stops are located. Failure to comply may result in a loss of riding privileges for the remainder of the school semester.
Students are to wait at least 10- feet away from the curb or roadway edge while waiting for the bus. Students are NOT to board the bus until the red loading lights and stop arm have been activated.
Students that are required to cross in front of the bus must do so ONLY after the driver has activated the red warning lights, activated stop arm, and indicated that it is safe to cross in front of the bus. Students are NOT to cross behind the bus. Students that cross behind the bus may lose riding privileges for the remainder of the school year.
Students are to be at their bus stop ready to board the bus at least 10-minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time. Students that are not at the bus stop and visible to the driver may not be picked up. Buses will not be sent back for tardy students.
If a student misses the bus they may NOT chase or follow the bus to board at another bus stop. This is extremely dangerous and can result in serious injury.
Students are expected to follow the same rules as in the classroom while riding the bus. In addition, students are expected to follow the rules listed below. Failure to follow the bus rules will result in a loss of riding privilege.
- Follow same rules as in classroom
- Remain seated at all times
- Sit in assigned seat unless instructed differently by school staff
- No eating, drinking, or consumption of any eatable item
- No smoking
- No weapons
- Windows may be lowered to halfway position after driver authorizes permission
- Do not touch others
- Remain seated until bus comes to a complete stop
Failure to follow the bus rules will result in a loss of bus riding privileges. Gary Community School Corporation reserves the right to revoke a student's riding privilege for failure to comply with bus rules. One-Day Bus Passes
Bus passes will not be granted for riding an alternate bus.
The Office of Student Transportation will allow students to bring items on the bus provided the item:
- Fit on top of students lap
- Do not sit higher than the lower window level
- Do not interfere with students sitting in their seat
- Do not block aisle way or emergency exits per state law
Gary Community School Corporation will provide bus transportation to students in accordance with board policy 701. Gary Community Schools will provide bus transportation to students that:
All children in grades K-6(elementary), living a mile or more from school, and all children in grades 7-12(middle/high), living two (2) miles or more from school.
Below are maps of each school and the walk zone shaded in yellow. If your street is shaded in the yellow portion you do not qualify for bus transportation and parent's/guardians will be responsible for ensuring their children's safety to and from school.
We encourage our families and neighborhoods to work together to select safe walking paths in well light areas to help promote safe routes to school.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School provides a wealth of information that can assist families when preparing for the upcoming school year. We encourage everyone to visit their website and take advantage of information prepared for families.
Other transportation information can be located at: https://sites.google.com/site/garybustransportation/