Students will be released only to the assigned parent/guardian as established at the time of registration. Should the address change, the parent must contact the school principal to verify the change of address. For the child’s safety, the designated address will be used for the bus stop. No alternative bus stops will be used. In situations where a parent/guardian wishes to remove a child from a bus, they must make prior arrangements with the building principal in time for the principal to issue a permission slip to the parent. The permission slip must be presented to the bus driver along with a form of photo identification. No student will be released anywhere but the established stops once the bus has departed the loading area going to and from school.
No child in PK-1 will be released at a stop unless the driver is assured a parent/guardian is home to receive the child. Preschool and kindergarten parents are required to meet their child at the bus stop or make prior arrangements through the building principal for an established guardian to meet the child. The building principal must then advise the transportation department of the change.
In cases where there is no one home to meet the child (PK-1), the bus driver shall keep the student on the bus and return the child to the building principal. If the building principal is not available, the child will be returned to the transportation supervisor. If the transportation supervisor is not available, the child will be left with the superintendent. The administrator will attempt to contact the parent/guardian or designee. If the district is unable to reach the parent/guardian or designee, the child will be remanded to the Liberty Police Department with a referral to children services. If a parent/guardian is not home to receive a PK-1 child off of the bus on two occasions in a 10 day period or three times throughout the school year, a meeting with the principal will be scheduled with the family.