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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 5-59.1


Bus and Safety Patrols

It is recommended by the Department of Education that school bus safety patrols be used. However, the decision as to the use of safety patrols is left to the principals of the schools.

1.  Safety patrols should be carefully selected and specifically advised that they are under the direction of the school bus driver at all times and should not act without the direction or consent of the driver. This is very important during emergency unloading situations.

2.  Safety patrols can assist the driver in seeing that all pupils board and leave the bus in an orderly manner, that all passengers remain in a safe riding position while on the bus, and that passengers keep all parts of their bodies inside the bus.


Approved by Superintendent:  September 21, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)