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School Bus Facts

School Committee policies concerning student transportation can be found at the following link:

School Committee Policies

  Section E - Support Services  Go tp PDF
EEAA Student Transportation Services.pdf

Our present school bus contractor - Durham School Services can be reached at 413-529-1131 they are located at 77 Ferry Street Easthampton, MA

Our present Van Company is Van Pool Transportation and they can be reached at 1-888-826-4666 toll free

 Rules for School Bus Safety

REMEMBER TO BE OUT WAITING FOR YOUR VAN OR BUS AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE APPROXIMATE PICK UP TIME.

  • Wear bright clothes so the bus/ van driver can easily see you
  • Line up quickly at the bus stop, without pushing or shoving
  • Stay away from the curb or road until the bus driver stops and signals it's safe to get on
  • Stay out of the School Bus Danger Zone - that's the area 10 feet around the bus / van on all sides
  • Use the handrails to get on and off the bus
  • Always listen to your drivers instructions, sit quietly in your seat and use your indoor voice
  • Keep aisles clear and put your belongings on your lap sitting completely in the seat.
  • Never take out pens or pencils to do your home work 
  • Eating or drinking on the buses or vans is not allowed do to choking hazards and allergies of students
  • Never throw anything inside the bus/ van or out the windows
  • Don't stick your head, hands, or legs out the windows
  • If you need to cross the street, do so in front of the bus / van -never behind it-and wait until the bus / van driver sees you and wait until the driver gives the all clear sign before crossing.
  • Never go back to retrieve anything you may have dropped outside of the bus
  • Remember no live animals or objects that can not be kept on your lap can be brought on the bus.  
  • Skate boards and balls must be kept in a bag for transport.  If it they are not in a bag they will not be allowed on the bus.

REMEMBER: School Bus safety depends on all of us!


To learn more about Bus safety and facts please visit the following links:

Fun Facts about School Buses

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Law Pertaining to School Bus Red Lights Violation

American School Bus Council