Every passenger, every bus, every seatbelt, always on!
It is a Legal Issue
Texas State Law requires that students are required to wear seatbelts in a school bus that has seat belts for every passenger. Dallas ISD has school buses that have seat belts for every passenger. As a result, all passengers are required by law to wear seat belts anytime they are on a Dallas ISD school bus.
It is a Safety Issue
Buses are the safest form of transportation for students going to and from school. Seatbelts provide the extra measure of security for passengers on the school bus in the unfortunate event of an accident.
To read the state law for wearing a seatbelt on school bus, please click the link below:
It helps to think of a school bus as a “classroom” on wheels. Teaching students to understand that the rules that exist in a classroom essentially exist in a school bus. This includes seating assignments. Teachers use seating assignments in their classroom to help create a better learning environment for their students. In the same way, a bus driver is authorized to seating assignments to help create a safer environment for the students trip. The only difference is teachers assign seats at a desk while bus drivers will assign bus seats. The seating assignment on a school bus usually uses a number system like the illustration below:
Seating Assignment Guidelines:
Every student will have an assigned seat on their route bus for the duration of the school year.
The bus driver is required to assign seats for every passenger and submit an accurate seating chart by the 4th Friday of the new school year.
The seating chart will document the students seat assignment, first and last name, school campus and grade.
The bus driver can and may reassign a student to a different seat temporarily or permanently.
Any questions about a students seating assignment can be presented by calling 972-925-4BUS.
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct is required by state law and is intended to promote a positive learning environment and safe schools.