The City of Baker Transportation Department strives to improve student achievement by providing safe, timely, and cost-effective transportation for all eligible students in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as City ordinances and The City of Baker Board of Education policies and procedures.
Baker Heights has no walkers; everyone rides a bus.
Baker High students that live within a mile but are across the railroad tracks are transported due to the danger of crossing the 4-lane hwy.
Safety is the top priority of the Transportation Department. Drivers receive special instruction and must pass written and behind-the-wheel tests. Buses have padded high-back seats and do not require seat belts. Smaller buses do have seat belts. All buses have two-way radios so delays or problems can be reported immediately. Studies show that riding a school bus is safer than riding in a private car.
Parents are encouraged to remind their children to follow safety rules when crossing streets and getting on and off the bus. Students receive bus safety training at the beginning of the school year. Students who break the rules will be denied transportation, after parents/guardians are notified.
Riding the school bus is a privilege .
Part of the privilege of riding the school bus means each student needs to help the bus driver ensure a safe ride by following these 5 basic Rider Responsibilities:
- Listen to the bus driver
- Know the bus rules
- Follow the bus rules
- Respect others
- Respect the bus
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