The Finley School District is involved in many extra-curricular activities which require the transportation of students to events. Spring is the busiest time of the year not only due to the numerous sports activities, but the increased number of field trips and academic competitions.

A coach or advisor must be on the bus to and from the event and is responsible for the behavior of the students in his or her change; however, the bus driver has the final authority. Family members or friends of the coaches, advisors, teachers, bus drivers are not allowed to travel on a school bus unless they are a part of the team/event.

District bus rules are the same as those to/from school and will be enforced accordingly. Additional rules are:

  • Eating is allowed on extra-curricular trips; however, this is a privilege and should not be abused. The coach, teacher, or advisor accompanying the group is responsible to clean up any trash or spillage caused by the students in their charge.
  • All equipment is to be stored in the storage compartments. If there is not enough room for everything in the storage compartments, the smaller, lighter equipment can be brought on the bus as long as the coach/advisor or students are responsible for it and it is secured. Nothing should be stored in the bus on the shelf in front of the rear emergency exit or where it blocks any of the emergency exits.
  • No uniforms or other items shall hang in windows or obscure driver's view.
  • No metal cleats shall be worn on the bus.Any discipline on your regular bus will also be enforced on any activity trip.

Cell phone usage- Students are to make calls to home from their personal cell phone or from a pay phone prior to boarding the bus. This is usually accomplished when stopped for a meal. Cell phones can be very distracting to bus drivers especially at night. Therefore, once the bus is in motion, use of cell phones is strongly discouraged and permission must be granted from the bus driver before anyone can use the cell phone.

Unloading After Trip When dropping students, the bus shall not wait for any parent to pick up a student. The students will get off at the school with their coach who is responsible for them until their parent arrives. Only the coach has the authority to release a student to someone other than the student’s parent; the coach is also responsible for students riding home with someone other than a parent