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Parental Responsibility

Parents are responsible for children getting to and from the bus stops - Shrewsbury Public Schools determines the placement of school bus stops after careful consideration. Site visits are often part of our process, whereupon site distances, traffic flow, patterns and volume are reviewed. We often ask members of both the Police Department and transportation contractor to assist us in making bus stop decisions. If a student is repeatedly not visible to the driver and at their designated bus stop spot, the School Department will send a warning notification home with the student. As stated above in Policy # 4 – If you feel a re-evaluation of the bus stop is necessary, you must complete the Bus Change Request Form. This form is available on the Transportation main page under “Forms and Applications”.

Students are required to be present at their stop location and visible to the bus driver 10 minutes prior to designated pick up times.

In addition, children highlighted in the following paragraphs require parent/guardian presence at the bus stop:

  1. Kindergarten Students - A parent/guardian or responsible adult must be present at their student’s bus stop as they exit the bus. If a parent/guardian or responsible adult is not present at the stop, the child will be returned to their respective school where the child must be picked up by a parent or responsible adult with proper identification.

  2. Special Needs Students kindergarten to grade 12 - A parent/guardian or responsible adult must be present for special needs students requiring specialized transportation. A parent/guardian or responsible adult must be available to assist if necessary to remove the child from the vehicle. Driver and/or monitor are not allowed to leave the vehicle unattended. If a parent/guardian or responsible adult is not visible at the stop location, AA Transportation will follow the “Special Education Emergency Transportation Procedures” protocol posted under “Featured Pages” on the Transportation Department main page.