BRADFORD ACADEMY & GRADED SCHOOL DISTRICT
2021-2022 BUS ROUTES
For further information, please contact Butler’s Bus Service at 603-787-6925. Listed below is a brief statement regarding rules for the transportation of students followed by the bus routes. The daily transportation of the area students is a privilege accorded by the school system and complies with statutory requirements regarding such transportation. To provide maximum safety, each eligible student riding the school bus shall conform to the regulations as
1. Not occupy any position that would interfere with the bus driver’s vision.
2. Remain seated at all times when the bus is in motion.
3. Not place bundles, books etc., in the aisles or step well or in front of the emergency door of the bus. Any parcel a student brings on the bus must fit in their lap and cannot be higher than the back of the seat facing the student.
4. Follow the same standards of conduct and courtesy that are expected in the classroom
or as prevail for the school system. (Students must have permission to ride another bus. A “pass” must be given by an authorized person before a student can ride on another bus.)
When weather impacts driving, and there may be delays or closures for our school. We want to get students to school safely, which means that sometimes roads need to be prepared for bus travel.
The process to make the decision for a delay or closure goes like this:
- Our contracted bus company, a private entity, communicates with the town road commissioners about the state of the roads and the time it will take to make the roads safe. Roads may be considered passable but not necessarily safe for bus travel.
- The bus company advises our superintendent on the safety of the roads for bus travel.
- The superintendent makes the decision to delay or close, and sends out a communication to all staff and families. Communication will be through phone, text and email - based on what information families provided our front office. Information is also sent to WCAX, and can be found online.
A few things to consider:
- BES shares bus runs with OHS. These buses pick up students in Newbury, so Newbury roads impact BES buses.
- There can be a real difference in conditions between main roads and back roads, and even between back roads depending on elevation, air temperature, and previous road traffic.
Above all, please remember:
If there's a delay at BES, students cannot be dropped off at school early, even if your road is safe to drive on. There are no available staff on duty to supervise children. Dropping students off early and unsupervised is a safety hazard.