Riding on the school bus is a privilege, not a right.
While the concept may have been lost in the minds of the kindergarten class as they heard it, the translation from the teacher Sue Jones provided the message clearly.
“Don’t be naughty,” she said.
Jones’ class was one of three standing near yellow school buses Tuesday afternoon listening to drivers, including Rick Thielen of Thielen Bus Lines, go over the rules of riding.
Every year students in the local school district go through a bus safety training to learn what they may have forgotten or never heard.
The rules are simple:
• Be good on the bus. If you get in trouble enough times, you can lose the privilege of riding.
• Be safe on and around the bus. Stay seated at all times. Don’t crawl under the bus if you have dropped something. Always walk in front of the bus when crossing the street.
• Don’t be a bully on the bus. The same rules that apply in school or at home apply on the bus.
Follow these and the other basic rules of the ride and it should be a good school year for everyone.