Adams County Head Start provides transportation to children who can be picked up and dropped off at a location that allows us to maintain a one-hour limit on our bus runs. Parents will be asked to transport their own children to a center, if the family lives or receives child care outside the bus routes.
Our drivers all have the required Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for school buses and proper endorsements to operate school buses in PA. Drivers receive random drug tests as required by law and ongoing training in safety and procedures that will ensure that their skills are up-to-date.
If you are interested in receiving training to become a substitute bus driver, call our Transportation Supervisor at the Head Start office, (717) 337-1337, ext 245.
School Bus Safety Tips
When boarding or exiting the bus, stay single file and hold onto the handrail. Stay out of the DANGER ZONE.
Make sure all drawstrings, ties, straps and scarves are removed or shortened so that they do not catch in the bus doors or on railings.
Follow pedestrian safety rules. Use sidewalks when available and cross at corners and crosswalks.
First, walk 10 feet out beyond the front of the bus and make sure the driver can see you.
Remember to always look left, right, and left again before crossing and continue to scan the road for traffic.
Never run back to the bus, even if you have dropped or forgotten something.
Know where emergency exits are located.
Parents must ensure that their children know and practice school bus safety.
Children need to talk quietly while on the bus.
Classrooms are available in the following areas:
If you would like to ride the bus to or from your child’s Head Start classroom, please call the Transportation Office ahead of time, (717) 337-1337 ext. 245.
Allowing extra riders on the bus is based on available space.
The bus drivers are in charge of the bus. The bus drivers have the right to adjust seating arrangements as necessary.
Any infraction of safe bus riding will be documented in writing to the parent.