Transportation Bus Rules

Students getting on a bus.
  • Student Expectations for Safe Ridership

    It is the responsibility of all students on the bus to help ensure each other's safety.  Compliance with the following rules will help make every student's bus ride a safer one.  Please print the Expectations for Safe Student Transportation and review them with your student.  Also, a list of Bus Infractions is provided for your information.  It lists 3 levels of infractions and corresponding disciplinary guidelines for those categories. 

    Should you have any student conduct/discipline questions please call the Driver Supervisor at the bus terminal that services your bus stop.

    • Transportation, East (Arapahoe Park) 720.886.4109

    • Transportation, Central (Smoky Hill) 720.886.4711

    • Transportation, West (Cherry Creek) 720.554.4650

    Required Student Conduct while riding District School Buses

    1. Follow the bus driver or assistant's instructions at all times.
    2. Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to scheduled pick-up time in the morning.
    3. Stand a safe distance from the curb or roadway.
    4. Respect the driver/assistant and other bus passengers.
    5. When crossing street by school bus, always cross 10 feet in front of the bus. Wait for the driver’s signal to cross.
    6. Sit quickly and quietly in assigned seat. Remain seated facing forward in your assigned seat while the bus is moving. The aisle is not to be blocked at any time.
    7. Middle School and High School students are required to show student RFID bus card to bus driver upon request. Coaches and sponsors are accountable for identification of students on field trips and athletic trips.
    8. No eating, drinking or spitting inside the bus.
    9. Do not throw anything off the bus or have any part of you outside the bus.
    10. Talk in normal tones; loud, rude, vulgar or obscene language is prohibited.
    11. Cell phone usage limited to texting, video games, or listening to music (with earbuds).
    12. State law and/or District policy prohibits the following items on school buses:
       • Alcohol/drugs/tobacco
       • Glass items
       • Legally prohibited substances
       • Weapons or facsimiles Explosives
       • Fireworks (including smoke and stink bombs)
       • Animals, insects or reptiles Other dangerous objects
    13. All items carried by students (i.e., band instruments, athletic equipment, backpacks, etc.) must be under their control at all times and must be carried in the lap, or properly secured in a vacant seat or under the seat. Instruments cannot occupy needed seating space or be placed in the driver’s compartment, aisle, or in the step well.
    14. Skateboards, scooters and roller blades are not allowed on the school bus.
    15. Students are permitted to leave the bus only at their designated stops. Any changes require a parent/legal guardian’s written request, approved by a school administrator and by Transportation. Any change involving a student crossing a major thoroughfare will not be approved for any reason.
    16. Students are permitted to ride only in their assigned bus. Exceptions (for emergencies only) must be requested in writing by the student’s parent or legal guardian and be approved by a school administrator preferably on the approved "Permission to Ride" form.
    17. Keep the bus clean and free of damage.


    1. These rules apply to all bus routes, activity trips, and field trips.

    2. Infractions of the above rules can result in disciplinary action, which may include suspension of bus privileges.

Last Modified on January 8, 2024