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Transporting Large Items on School Buses

For the safety of all occupants being transported on district school buses, it is necessary to have guidelines and restrictions on the sizes of items that students may bring on school buses. The following information is intended to provide guidance for planning the transportation of these items on school buses:

Athletic equipment, musical instruments and other objects larger than 36 inches (length) by 12 inches (width) by eight inches (depth) will not be transported on school buses. This includes skis, ski poles, sleds, skate boards, bicycles, fishing poles or large school projects.

These items must be kept on the student’s lap or on the floor between their legs. They must not obstruct the center aisle of the bus or be placed in a seat along side a student, especially if another student needs to sit there.

Hockey sticks and lacrosse sticks must be placed behind the driver’s seat while being transported. Baseball bats must be stored in a suitable bag no larger than the size listed above, and must be in the student’s lap or on the floor between their legs.

This policy is designed to provide the safest environment for all occupants riding on our school buses. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the transportation department at 869-8527.