School Bus

Severe Weather Conditions and Bus Safety

School BusThis is the time of year when severe weather can come up quickly. The WDMCS Transportation Department wants to remind you of the safety procedures it follows to make sure students remain safe while riding and getting on and off the bus.

The procedures include:

  • When high wind/tornado sirens sound while students are dismissing from school, they are to take shelter per normal emergency procedures.
  • If sirens sound while a bus is traveling, the driver will head toward the nearest school building, if possible, to take shelter.
  • If sirens have not sounded and weather conditions are affecting travel, drivers will pull over until adverse conditions dissipate.

In each of these cases, buses may run late. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Department at 633-4902.