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School bus drivers transport students to and from school and other activities. On school days, drivers pick up students in the morning and return them home in the afternoon. They also drive students to field trips, sporting events, and other activities.
Between morning and afternoon trips, some drivers work at schools in other occupations, such as janitors, cafeteria workers, or mechanics. Our drivers:
Ensure the safety of children getting on and off the bus
Attend to the needs of children with disabilities
Keep order and safety on the school bus
Understand and enforce the school system's rules of conduct
SBISD offers outstanding benefits and flexible hours as well as competitive pay.
School Bus Behavior (Level II Offense) Section 37.126
Students must be at stop five minutes prior to designated time.
Students shall obey the driver's suggestion and help the driver to assure safety at all times.
Students must ride the bus they are assigned. Buses will load and unload only at designated stops.
Students must stay off the roadway while waiting for the bus and should form a line to get on the bus.
Students shall cross at least fifteen feet in front of the bus when crossing the road, never at the rear of the bus.
Students are to wait until the bus has come to a complete stop before attempting to enter or leave the bus.
Students shall remain seated while bus is in motion.
Students shall enter or leave the bus at the front door except in the case of an emergency.
Students must not leave the bus without the driver's consent except at home or school. No unauthorized stops will be made.
Students shall occupy any seat assigned by the driver, keep feet out of aisles, off seats, and backs of seats, sit erect with feet on the floor.
Students must sit three in a seat, filling back seats first when conditions require it.
Musical instruments must be held by the owner. They may not be left in aisles, at front, or by the rear door.
Students must keep head, arms, and hands inside the bus.
Students shall be courteous! No profane or vulgar language is allowed.
Students shall keep the bus clean. Eating, drinking, or use of tobacco on the bus is prohibited.
Animals, weapons, or other materials that might infringe on passenger safety are not allowed on the bus.
Fighting, pushing, or shoving will not be tolerated.
Students shall report to the driver any damage to the property. Damage to the interior or exterior of the bus will result in payment by the student or parent of student for damages and may result in suspended bus riding privileges for the student.
Parents are responsible for supervision of the bus stop area prior to the arrival of the bus.
Students are prohibited from engaging in any misconduct as defined in the Code.
The Transportation Safety Department is dedicated to teachng and training our New Employees to make them the safest most qualified drivers they can be. Our training program is quite extensive.
To be qualified to drive a school bus you must go through, at the very minimum 20 hours of behind the wheel training, this does not include our classroom and video portion which is about 8 hours.
Loading and Unloading:
A vehicle approaching from either direction must STOP AND REMAIN STOPPED for school buses loading or unloading students when the alternating flashing red lights are activated.
This applies in both city and rural areas. A vehicle on a highway divided into seperate roadways that is divided by a raised median is not required to stop upon meeting or passing a stopped school bus on a different roadway.
Students waiting for their bus to arrive:
Our SBISD students are required and told by their School Bus Drivers to stand in straight line while waiting for the bus to arrive, we ask that the children stand at least 10 feet backfrom the edge of the road while waiting for their bus to ensure the safety of all students.
Standing while the School Bus is in motion:
A school district may not require or allow a child to stand on a school bus that is in motion, this is against the law and the driver and/ or student can be ticketed by a Police Officer for standing wile the bus is in motion.
It is very dangerous for students to stand while the bus is moving; we can prevent injuries if we will all please instruct the children to always remain seated while the bus is in motion.
Railroad Crossings - STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!
Every three hours a person or a vehicle is hit by a train somewhere in the United States. In 2013 there were 250 Railroad Crossing fatalities, 943 Railroad Crossing injuries and 1,193 total Railroad Crossing casualties.
Texas is second behind California in the Nation in the number of fatalities at railroad crossings. Harris County has more collisions than any other county in the state.
On an average, once every six days a vehicle and train collide in Harris County. Please be aware and alert at all Railroad Crossing. Please be mindful that ALL of our School Buses are required by law to stop at ALL railroad crossings. So please be patient while the school bus driver is making a stop at the railroad track to ensure your child's safety.
ANYTIME IS TRAIN TIME
If you would be interested in becoming a School Bus Driver or Assistant, please contact our Transportation Office. We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and possibly get you on a career path that is extremely rewarding and very beneficial to our Spring Branch ISD students.
Message from Superintendent of Schools, Grab and Go Meals – New schedule for week of March 30
Message from Superintendent of Schools - March 31, 2020
In alignment with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order issued this afternoon, Spring Branch ISD will extend the timeline for the suspension of our normal operations through May 1, 2020. The earliest we would return to school would be Monday, May 4.
We will review our reopening plans the week of April 27. We also will continue to align with guidance from local, state and national government and health agencies.
SBISD plans to continue supporting our students’ learning via the online Digital Backpack, and we plan to continue providing Grab and Go Meals while the district remains closed.
We understand the impact of the district’s sustained closure on our families, staff and community. We very much appreciate your continued patience and support as we continue to work as swiftly and effectively as possible to support you all at this time.
We also ask all of the Spring Branch Family to abide by the City of Houston and Harris County Stay Home Work Safe and social distancing guidelines. It’s up to all of us to do our part as we face this health crisis together.
Jennifer Blaine, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Grab and Go Meals – New schedule for week of March 30
SBISD Child Nutrition Services will continue Grab and Go breakfast and lunch the week of March 30 with a new four-day a week schedule as outlined below and continuing until April 10, or further notice. Locations remain the same. Hours are as noted, or until all meals are distributed.
Meals will be distributed Monday through Thursday.
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, one (1) full breakfast and one(1) full lunch meal will be provided per student, age 18 and under in the car*.
On Thursdays, two (2) full breakfasts and (2) full lunch meals will be provided per student, age 18 and under in the car*.
Meals will be distributed based on the number of students 18 and under in your car.
Meals will be offered cold to provide safe transport home.
Meal distribution hours are as noted, or until all meals have been distributed
Spring Branch ISD Grab and Go Meals are fully managed, produced and distributed by SBISD Child Nutrition Services staff.
*Families who do not have transportation may walk to a pick-up site and will be asked to stand in line while abiding by the six-foot social distancing asked of us all.