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10.2.2 – Loading Procedures

  • Perform a safe stop as described in Subsection 10.2.1.
  • Students should wait in a designated location for the school bus, facing the bus as it approaches.
  • Students should board the bus only when signaled to do so by the driver.
  • Monitor all mirrors continuously.
  • Count the number of students at the bus stop and be sure all board the bus. If possible, know names of students at each stop. If there is a student missing, ask the other students where the student is.
  • Have the students board the school bus slowly, in single file, and use the handrail. The dome light should be on while loading in the dark.
  • Wait until students are seated and facing forward before moving the bus.
  • Check all mirrors. Make certain no one is running to catch the bus.
  • If you cannot account for a student outside, secure the bus, take the key and check around and underneath the bus.
  • When all students are accounted for, prepare to leave by:
    • Closing the door.
    • Engaging the transmission.
    • Releasing the parking brake.
    • Turning off alternating flashing red lights.
    • Turning on left-turn signal.
    • Checking all mirrors again.
    • Allowing congested traffic to disperse.
  • When it is safe, move the bus and continue the route.

The loading procedure is essentially the same wherever you load students, but there are slight differences. When students are loading at the school campus, you should:

  • Turn off the ignition switch.
  • Remove key if leaving driver’s compartment.
  • Position yourself to supervise loading as required or recommended by your state or local regulations.

10.2.3 – Unloading Procedures on the Route

  • Perform a safe stop at designated unloading areas as described in Subsection 10.2.1.
  • Have the students remain seated until told to exit.
  • Check all mirrors.
  • Count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.
  • Tell students to exit the bus and walk at least 10 feet away from the side of the bus to a position where you can plainly see all students.
  • Check all mirrors again. Make sure no students are around or returning to the bus.
  • If you cannot account for a student outside the bus, secure the bus and check around and underneath the bus.
  • When all students are accounted for, prepare to leave by:
    • Closing the door.
    • Engaging transmission.
    • Releasing parking brake.
    • Turning off alternating flashing red lights. —Turning on left turn signal.
    • Checking all mirrors again.
    • Allowing congested traffic to disperse.
  • When it is safe, move the bus and continue the route.

Note: If you have missed a student’s unloading stop, do not back up. Be sure to follow local procedures.

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When loading students onto a bus, which of the following is NOT the procedure to follow?

  • Count the number of students at the bus stop and be sure all board the bus. If possible, know names of students at each stop. If there is a student missing, ask the other students where the student is.
  • Wait until students are seated and facing forward before moving the bus.
  • If you cannot account for a student outside, send a student outside to check around and underneath the bus
  • Have the students board the school bus slowly, in single file, and use the handrail. The dome light should be on while loading in the dark.
  • Count the number of students at the bus stop and be sure all board the bus. If possible, know names of students at each stop. If there is a student missing, ask the other students where the student is.
  • Have the students board the school bus slowly, in single file, and use the handrail. The dome light should be on while loading in the dark.
  • Wait until students are seated and facing forward before moving the bus.
  • Check all mirrors. Make certain no one is running to catch the bus.
  • If you cannot account for a student outside, secure the bus, take the key and check around and underneath the bus.
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When loading students onto a bus, which of the following is NOT the procedure to follow?

  • Students should board the bus only when signaled to do so by the driver.
  • Begin to move the bus while the students are getting seated
  • Monitor all mirrors continuously
  • Students should wait in a designated location for the school bus, facing the bus as it approaches.
  • Perform a safe stop as described in Subsection 10.2.1.
  • Students should wait in a designated location for the school bus, facing the bus as it approaches.
  • Students should board the bus only when signaled to do so by the driver.
  • Monitor all mirrors continuously.
  • Wait until students are seated and facing forward before moving the bus.
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When unloading students on a school bus route, which of the following is NOT the correct procedure?

  • Tell students to exit the bus and walk at least 10 feet away from the side of the bus to a position where you can plainly see all students.
  • Count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.
  • Have the students remain seated until told to exit.
  • Have the children lined up at the front of the bus, but behind the white line as you approach the stop
  • Have the students remain seated until told to exit.
  • Check all mirrors.
  • Count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before pulling away from the stop.
  • Tell students to exit the bus and walk at least 10 feet away from the side of the bus to a position where you can plainly see all students.
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When students are loading the bus at the school campus you should:

  • Position yourself to supervise loading as required or recommended by your state or local regulations
  • All these are correct
  • Remove key if leaving driver’s compartment
  • Turn off the ignition switch

The loading procedure is essentially the same wherever you load students, but there are slight differences. When students are loading at the school campus, you should:

  • Turn off the ignition switch.
  • Remove key if leaving driver’s compartment.
  • Position yourself to supervise loading as required or recommended by your state or local regulations.
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