School Bus Privileges 4-24.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-24.1


School Bus Privileges

  1. Preschool Age Children of Bus Drivers
    1. School bus drivers may take their preschool age children on the school bus while they are making their runs provided the children are at least one (1) year of age and space is available on the bus for the child to occupy a seat.
    2. Preschool children are required to abide by the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to school age passengers. They also must use some type of approved restraining device (car seat, etc.) if they are under four (4) years of age. They must remain seated while the school bus is in motion.
    3. School bus drivers are not to take their preschool children on the school bus if the child is ill or has any signs or symptoms of a communicable disease.
    4. Preschool children are to be kept under close supervision by the driver while at the schools, garage, or while the bus is at a "laying over" point.
  2. Employees

    Employees may ride school buses under the following circumstances:

    1. Seating space is available.
    2. Employees will board at regular student stops and be discharged at same.
    3. While employees are on the bus they will be under the authority of the bus driver.
  3. Escorts

    Parents and/or other patrons serving as escorts for school-sponsored trips on school board buses must have prior approval by an administrative officer of the division.

  4. The School Division reserves the right to discontinue any of the privileges set forth above.

Approved by Superintendent: January 18, 1994
Revised by Superintendent: November 10, 2020