Ardmore City Schools is dedicated to the belief that the most valuable resource of our community is its young citizens. The transportation of pupils to and from school is an integral part of a successfully operating educational program. Pupil transportation is charged with the responsibility of transporting our most precious cargo to and from school and school activities. It is absolutely essential that the children attending our schools arrive at their destination safely and in a mental frame of mind that is conducive to learning.
The school bus driver is an important member of the educational team. It is his/her responsibility to deliver the students to and from school safely, on time and promote to those students in his/her charge the moral characteristics necessary for the total well being of each child.
It is the intent of Ardmore City Schools to provide the maximum amount of safety, efficiency, and economy as can be achieved with consistent and determined effort.
The Transportation Department runs buses on a daily basis transporting students from home to school and back home. All buses run on a tight schedule, so please be on time at the bus stop. Students must arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus arrives, because buses may run 5 minutes ahead or 5 minutes behind. The bus schedule may change during the year if we add or take out stops to the schedule, but you will be notified.
Ardmore City Schools Board Policy states “School bus transportation is a privilege provided for the convenience and safety of the students”. The Board of Education has approved rules and regulations that address the conduct of all students who ride the bus. Board policy also allows for the driver to be in charge of all students who choose to ride the bus. When rules are violated, the driver will usually issue several verbal warnings. Children with continued behavior problems receive the First Bus Conduct Report and if the behavior continues, notices are sent to parents that outlines consequences as follows.
1st Bus Conduct - Warning
2nd Bus Conduct - 5 Days Suspended from Bus
3rd Bus Conduct - 20 Days Suspended from Bus
4th Bus Conduct - 1 Semester Suspended from Bus
5th Bus Conduct - 1 School Year Suspended from Bus
Special Conduct - 5 days to 1 School Year Depending on Behavior
1. Observe classroom conduct.
2. Be courteous; use no profane language.
3. Do not eat or drink on the bus.
4. Keep the bus clean.
5. Co-operate with the driver.
6. Do not smoke.
7. Do not damage bus or equipment.
8. Stay in your seat.
9. Keep head, hands and feet inside bus.
10. NO fighting, pushing, or shoving.
11. Do not tamper with bus equipment.
12. Do not bring pets on the bus.
13. Do not bring flammable material on the bus.
14. The bus driver is authorized to assign seats.
15. Have a safe trip.