Is There an Age my Child Can be Let Off the Bus Alone?
Published January 14, 2019
There is no set age a child can be dropped off without a guardian present. We provide schools with a purple “Met at Stop” tag for all new Kindergarten riders. The purple tag tells the bus driver someone must be at the stop to meet a child and can be used at any age. If you feel your child should be allowed off the bus without a guardian present, talk to your bus driver and operator to come up with a plan that works for your family. Ultimately, parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s safety going to or coming from the bus stop, even if the stop is at your home.
The school bus can be delayed or cancelled for various reasons such as traffic, weather, and driver shortages. Families should use at least one of the following options to ...
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School Bus Capacity and COVID-19 Restrictions:
Applications for Elective Learning Programs (Ex: Challenge, LEAP, IB etc.,) and Special Circumstance will be delayed as we work to develop seating plans for current eligible riders. Families may need to consider alternative methods of travel for the beginning of school.