Safety at the Bus Stop

  • School bus safety is a high priority for New Albany - Plain Local Schools. Students, parents, teachers, administrators, transportation personnel and the community all play important roles in keeping our children safe while on or around the school bus.

    Please take a moment to review the following safety tips to help ensure our children arrive to and from school safely each day:

    • Get to the school bus stop five minutes early, to avoid needing to run across the road to catch the bus.
    • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic. Line up at least five giant steps away from the curb or the roadway to wait for the bus.
    • Maintain social distancing of 3 to 6 feet from friends and wear a mask.
    • Never run after the school bus if it has already left the bus stop.
    • Never push when getting on or off of the school bus.
    • Always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus when crossing so that the school bus driver can see you.
    • Be aware – Cross with Care! Wait until the school bus has stopped all traffic and the driver has given the hand signal before stepping out onto the road.