Transport Rules

Transport Rules

  • School bus routes are drawn up based on commuting time, convenience and demand while ensuring that no route is overly long. Parents should consult the school’s Transport In-charge for necessary details or any changes desired.
  • Bus Stops are created taking into consideration a range of issues like number of students at a particular Stop, convenience of larger number of school transport users and turnaround time for school buses.
  • Bus stops are finalized at the beginning of a session and are not likely to change mid-session. However, the school reserves the right to create, cancel or relocate a particular bus stop any time during the session as expedient. Hence, parents’ requests in these matters, though welcome, may not be found implementable by the school authorities.
  • In case there is a permanent change in stop and/or bus, permission for the same has to be sought through an application on the prescribed form available at the school office. The application form duly filled and completed, along with the prescribed fee, must be submitted at the school office. The change shall become effective only after the school grants written permission. 
  • Students are issued two identity cards (student’s copy and parent’s copy).The student’s copy should be worn by the student before boarding the bus and should be worn at all times till the completion of the return journey.
  • Parents (or their duly authorized nominee/s) have to produce the parent’s copy of the identity card at the bus stop or the school gate, in order to receive their wards, failing which the student will not be handed over to parents or their nominee/s and will be brought back to the school office.
  • The parent will then have to pick up the student from the school after showing the parent’s copy of the identity card.
  • If either of the identity cards, or both are lost, or become unusable for any reason, a new set of identity cards can be procured by applying to the school on the prescribed form, available at the school office. Replacement of an identity card or a pair will be on payment of Rs100, if both identity cards are returned (even in mutilated condition) and ` 500, if either or both identity cards are not returned. Identity cards are valid only till new ones are issued.
  • Identity cards procured from any source other than school are not allowed.
  • Students or parents found in possession of such cards will have to pay a heavy fine (2000) and parents will be summoned to school for explanation.
  • A student using the school bus is expected to be at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus. The student has to be on the correct side of the arriving bus.
  • Parents should, for the safety of their children, ensure that their wards are, always escorted to and from bus stops. For children who, for any reason, have to travel unescorted to and from their stops, an application mentioning the same must be sent to the Head of School. Such students should carry both the identity cards (student’s/parent’s) and produce the same if asked to.
  • Students are allowed to board/disembark their allotted bus at the bus stop only, both on to and fro journey. There is no provision for temporary change in bus or bus stops.
  • Students who miss the allotted bus, should not try to board their bus enroute or any other bus. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the parents to drop their wards to school. 
  • Such students may, however, return by their allotted bus. Parents trying to stop the bus and force their ward to board the bus along the route will lead to withdrawal of bus facility and a heavy fine.
  • Students who do not avail school transport should report 10 minutes before the school commences.
  • Parents/Guardians of students who do not avail school transport should present themselves at the school gate 15 minutes after the start of dispersal of the school to collect their wards.
  • If, due to certain exigencies, a student has to leave the school campus during school hours, the following rules will be observed:
  • A written request must be submitted by the parent.
  • The parent’s copy of identity card must be produced.
  • The School Leaving slip must be signed.
  • A Permission Slip must be obtained and shown at the school gate before leaving the campus.
  • Under no circumstance are students allowed to go behind or under the buses parked in the school campus. Students are also not allowed to sit in parked buses during school hours.
  • Students should not touch the instrument panel or first aid box, or fire extinguisher in buses.
  • Students must make sure that the aisle of the bus is clear, and that schoolbags and other belongings are placed properly.
  • Students must keep all parts of their body inside the bus at all times. They should not put their hands out even for waving.
  • No item/object should be thrown inside or outside the bus during the journey.
  • The consumption of edibles and any kind of drinks other than water is not permitted in the bus.
  • Unruly behavior like shrieking and shouting is strictly prohibited.
  • Any misbehaviour on part of a student with the bus driver, conductor, bus teacher or another student will be viewed as a grave misdemeanor and lead to suspension from school.
  • Parents are not allowed to enter the school bus under any circumstances nor is it expected that they should get into an argument with the bus teacher/driver/conductor. Transport facility of the child may be suspended or even cancelled for any such confrontation reported.
  • The driver’s attention must not be distracted for any reason. The drivers are authorised to stop buses at designated stops only, unless otherwise directed by the bus teacher, after consultation with the Transport In-charge and the Head of School.

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