Communicating transportation policies to families in the spring ensures that expectations are clear for the summer ahead.
Here are some strategies for setting and enforcing uniform policies on transportation:
- Create policies regarding transportation logistics, behavior while on bus, parental/guardian tardiness during pick-up or drop-off times.
- Obtain parental consent to transportation policies in advance of summer. This is particularly relevant if, for example, parents/guardians are charged with a late fee if they do not pick up their child from a bus stop on time. Consider translating the consent form and identify a staff person or organization that can fulfill translation requests. Take a look here at a sample transportation consent form for ideas for your program.
- Ensure that your expectations around student behavior on the bus are consistent with your site’s overall student behavior code. Check out this resource for ways to think through your site’s student behavior code.