District

  • 123 Burr Oak Street
  • PO Box 901
  • Palmyra, WI 53156
  • Phone: (262) 495-7101
  • Fax: (262) 495-7151
  • Office Hours
    Weekdays 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Superintendent
    Dr. Steven M. Bloom
Bus Policy
Lakeland Coach Lines: 262-495-2878
 
Wisconsin law requires school districts to provide transportation to and from school for all pupils residing in the district, who are two or more miles from the nearest public school they attend. It does not relieve parents of students from the responsibility of supervision until such time as the child boards the bus in the morning and after the child leaves the bus at the end of the school day.  
 
Once a child boards the bus - and only at that time - does he or she become the responsibility of the school district.  Such responsibility shall end when the child is delivered to the regular bus stop at the close of the school day.
 
In view of the fact that a bus is an extension of the classroom, the board shall require children to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior and bus conduct rules.  In cases when a child does not conduct himself properly on a bus, such instances are brought to the attention of the bus company officials.
 
Children who become a serious disciplinary problem on the school bus may have their riding privileges suspended.  In such cases, the parents of the children involved become responsible for seeing that their children get to and from school safely.
 
It is the policy of the Palmyra-Eagle Area Schools to provide safe, courteous and regular transportation service over routes established by the School Board as required or permitted in the statutes to all pupils living two or more miles from the schools.  For the safety of those pupils receiving bus service, certain bus rules and regulations have been set forth in Board Policy:
 
 
Previous to Loading (at home and at school)
 

 

  • Be on time at the designated school bus stops. Help to keep the bus on schedule.
 
  • Stay off the road at all times while waiting for the bus.  Bus riders shall conduct themselves in a safe manner while waiting.

 

  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to enter the bus.

 

  • Be careful in approaching bus stops.

 

  • Bus riders should not be permitted to move toward the bus at the school loading zone until the buses have been brought to a complete stop.

 

  • Notify the bus driver and the school office in writing if your child will not ride the bus to or from school.
 
While on the Bus
 
 
  • Keep hands and head inside the bus at all times.
 
  • Assist in keeping the bus safe and sanitary at all times.
 
  • Remember that loud talking and laughter, or unnecessary confusion diverts the driver's attention and may result in a serious accident.  Use of profane language or smoking will result in expulsion from the bus.
 
  • Treat bus equipment as you would valuable furniture in your own home.  Damage to seats, etc. must be paid for by the offender.
 
  • Bus riders should never tamper with the bus or any of its equipment.
 
  • Leave no books, lunches or other articles on the bus.
 
  • Keep books, packages, coats, and all other objects out of aisles.
 
  • Do not throw anything out of the bus window.
 
  • Bus riders are not permitted to leave their seat while the bus is in motion.
 
  • Horseplay is not permitted around or on the school bus.
 
  • Bus riders are expected to be courteous to fellow pupils, the driver and the patrol officers or driver's assistants.
 
  • Observe absolute quiet when approaching a railroad crossing stop.
 
  •  In case of a road emergency, children are to remain in the bus.
 
  • Any student whose behavior results in a formal written discipline notice to the principal will be warned initially.  Subsequent discipline reports will result in suspension from the bus for a time determined by the seriousness of the offense and the discretion of the principal and the bus company.
 
After Leaving the Bus
 
 
  • Cross the road when necessary after getting off the bus (at least ten feet in front of the bus) but only after looking to be sure that no traffic is approaching from either direction.  Look for the signal from the driver.
 
  • Be alert to the danger signal from the driver.
 
  • The driver will not discharge riders at any other places than the regular bus stop, at the home or at school unless by a written note from his/her parent and initialed by a school official.  No stops for refreshments will be made.
 
Please Note: A student may ride the bus home with another student provided that he/she has the written permission of his/her parent, and there is room on the bus.

New State Law Regarding School Buses

Under a new state regulation, school buses in Wisconsin must have amber lights to alert drivers that the bus is about to activate its flashing red warning lights while coming to a stop. The new regulation goes into effect on Aug. 16, 2016.  The new amber warning light provision does not apply if the school bus body was manufactured prior to January 1, 2005.

This school year you will notice new, amber lights on most school buses.  The purpose of the lights and a new Wisconsin State law that takes effect today is designed with the intent to alert motor vehicles when a bus begins to slow down prior to a stop where it will drop off or pick up children.  

Click here for a video link describing what to watch for and what the penalties might be for failing to adhere to the law.

 

 

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  • Palmyra-Eagle Area School District
  • 123 Burr Oak St., Palmyra, WI 53156
  • Phone: (262) 495-7101
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