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School Bus Rules

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Every year, Ferndale School District’s buses travel over 650,000 thousand miles and provide over 630,000 student rides (3,500 each day) to and from schools and school-related activities. Even with this high rate of use, school buses remain the safest motor vehicles on the highway—70 times safer than passenger cars, light trucks and vans for transporting children ages 5 to 18, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Transporting your children to and from school each day is a great privilege and a great responsibility. Ferndale School District Transportation Department members strive to create a safe, respectful, and responsible atmosphere on all of our buses and at the bus stops. Our drivers are implementing Positive Behavior Instructional Supports on our buses. Drivers will teach and model for students how to be safe, respectful and responsible while on the bus.

Signs we have posted say we create a safe environment on our buses. The WE in this statement includes school district employees, students and you. We see this as a team effort in which drivers, students, parents and families all play a big part in our children’s success. 

To help ensure that we are working together, we invite you to get to know your bus drivers. Come partner with us so we can ensure your child is successful. We look forward to getting to know you and to making sure that your students begin and end each day with a safe, respectful and responsible experience aboard our buses.