How are the bus routes designed?
Routes are designed for safety efficiency and the conservation of time.
When I'm present at my child's bus stop, may I walk my child across the street without the school bus driver's assistance?
NO. California law dictates that all students in grades Pre-K through 8 MUST be escorted by their school bus driver if they need to cross the street, even in the presence of the child's parent.
Are school buses safe?
All school buses owned by the Colton Joint Unified School District must be certified by the Motor Carrier Division of the California Highway Patrol. Additionally, the terminal is inspected annually by the Motor Carrier Division to insure the buses are maintained according to state established standards and an approved, documented maintenance program is in place.
How are school bus Drivers trained?
All drivers must be certified by the California Highway Patrol. Prior to certification the driver must successfully complete a medical examination, complete twenty hours of classroom training, complete twenty hours of behind-the-wheel training, and pass a fingerprint and background check. All drivers must also complete ten hours of in-service training each year. Drivers must renew their licenses and certificate every five years.