Federal law requires that manufacturers meet stringent safety standards for vehicles used by or for a district. These standards require school buses to be more conspicuous (amber and red flashing warning lights, stop arms and crossing arms), and have enhanced seating systems, crashworthiness protection, mirrors and emergency exits. What does this mean for the children that ride the “Big Yellow Bus”? It means they are virtually riding in a steel cage.
What are the safety features of the school bus that make it so special?
Consider the following safety features of school buses that are not found in any other passenger vehicle:
The Edward Lanni School Bus Safety Act of 1997 requires all school buses in California to operate the flashing red signal lights when loading or unloading students at their assigned stops.
Parent Notice: (CF4119.43/4219, 43/4319.43 Universal Precautions)
If a student has a contagious condition such as ringworm, head lice, impetigo, vomiting, fever, etc. the Transportation Department will follow BUSD health service guidelines by taking precautionary measures which may result in temporarily denying transportation until the student is medically released by our staff nurse.
In the event of an unforeseen emergency or natural disaster all parents will be contacted via BUSD communication system. This is why it's important to keep your contact information updated on Aeries.