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Transportation FAQs » I don't feel comfortable sending my child down the street to catch the bus. Why can't the stop be at my house?

I don't feel comfortable sending my child down the street to catch the bus. Why can't the stop be at my house?

Safety is our primary consideration when determining bus stops. The bus driver follows set procedures in executing each stop including stopping, observing, opening the door, boarding or releasing passengers, closing the door, etc. It is safer for stops to be distributed along a route to provide optimal distance and time for the driver to complete all safety action steps. More stops also increases the length of the bus ride.
 
Finally, we believe there is safety in numbers. Many students and parents find walking/waiting in groups provides extra security.