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Transport Policy

Purpose:

  • To ensure the safe travel of students on buses to and from school.

 

Aims:

  • Student travel times will not exceed DEECD travel times.
  • Students will travel safely and comfortably.
  • Bus staff will be familiar with the students' communication and support needs, including emergency support.
  • There will clear procedures for communication between parents, bus staff, and the school.
  • Students will be at school by 9.00am.

 

Implementation:

The Bus Company, Parents and staff are to adhere to the Glenroy Specialist Transport Processes and Protocols. (see attached document)

When travelling on the school bus students should be seated in a prescribed wheelchair or bus seat.

If travelling in a wheelchair the wheelchair must be appropriately fitted for the student and will include:

  • Headrest
  • Harness
  • Lap belt

All harnesses and belts must be correctly adjusted and fastened before a child is able to
travel on the bus.

A student travelling on the bus seat should be supported while seated on a seat.
This may include:

  • Shoulder sash belt
  • H Harness with lap belt
  • Car seat
  • Specialised seating

Extra equipment or bags carried with the child should be securely strapped down.

If buses are leaving more than 10m minutes late families of all students travelling in the bus will be contacted.

Students will have an individual profile for bus travel developed with approval from parents/ caregivers. This will outline name, Class teacher, class, Bus Number, Seating / Equipment, Student Personal Information (likes/dislikes, Medical requirements), and Communication, likes/dislikes, medical requirements The Individual profile will be updated at the start of the year and whenever there are changes.

Bus drivers and supervisors will be given a copy of the Student Bus profiles (per bus only) and the Glenroy Specialist Bus transport policy, bus Transport processes, and protocols at the start of the year.

 

     
           
  Glenroy Specialist School, 208 Hilton Street, Glenroy, Melbourne, 3046 Ph: 03 9304 2263