TUSD bus safety tips for the 1st day of school - Tucson News Now

TUSD bus safety tips for the 1st day of school

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Families are getting ready around Tucson, as tomorrow is the first day of school for the city's largest district. 

Officials from Tucson Unified School District want families and their students to be ready when buses roll out Thursday morning. The district is offering this advice:

Choose the path taken to and from the bus stop and walk it with the student today, before the real thing tomorrow. 

Make sure the student is at the bus stop at least ten minutes before scheduled pickup.

Remind students to get on and off the bus only at the stop set up beforehand. 

Discuss with them what to do if the bus is late in the morning, or no one is home in the afternoon.

What if the bus is late?  TUSD says to have the student remain at the bus stop, buses can break down, roads could be blocked, or substitute drivers could be a bit behind.  Families can call with questions ten minutes after scheduled pickup time, but TUSD insists there will always be a bus at every stop.

As school starts, new students are added, while some students are taken off.  It can take three to four weeks for routes to be set in stone.

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