If you are new to Creston or if you have moved and require bus service for your children, please call transportation director, Bob Beatty, 641) 782-4720.
801 W. Towline
Creston, Iowa 50801
Creston Bus Schedule
Due to Covid-19, our normal bus routes have been changed to the following:
Bus 12 Driving up S. Park St. and stopping at Kirby St., Lake Ave. and Jefferson
Bus 17 & 1 Driving up S. & N. Lincoln St. and stopping at Hewitt St., W. St. Jefferson, W. Montgomery & W. Howard
Bus 18 Driving up S. & N. Spruce St. and stopping at W. Jefferson & W. Mills
Bus 19 Driving up N. Division and stopping at W. Mills, W. Summit, W. Spencer, W. Devoe, W. Prairie and Buckeye
Bus 9 Driving up N. Walnut St. and stopping at E. Summit St., Carpenter St., E. Prairie St. and E. Buckeye St.
Bus 8 Driving up Mulberry and stopping at E. Summit St., E. Carpenter St., E. Prairie St., and E. Buckeye St.
Bus 18 Driving up Livingston & W. Lucas St. and stopping at Lucas St. and S. Oak St.
Bus 15 Driving up S. Walnut and stopping at E. Page, E. Monroe, and E. Clark
Bus Conduct Policy
CRESTON ADMINISTRATION REGULATION - No. 717.1
REFERENCE: Creston Board of Directors
Policy No. 717.1
Student Conduct On School Transportation
Waiting For And Boarding The Bus
Always approach the bus in a safe, cautious manner. Do not run or race to the bus. If other pupils are lined up, please do not budge, push or shove. Stand in line quietly, keeping your hands, feet, and school bags to yourself. Board the bus only at the driver's signal or when the adult on bus duty gives permission.
On The Bus
Pupils are to be seated immediately upon entering the bus and are to remain seated facing the front until they arrive at their destination. (State law mandates that no pupil is to be standing and that the isles are kept clear at all times while the bus is moving) Students will sit in seats according to the driver's instructions. Assigned seats may be used if necessary. Students riding a district bus equipped with seat belts shall wear seat belts prior to and while the bus is moving.
All students will receive instruction on the proper use of seat belts during the twice-annual bus safety drill. Drivers are not responsible for students wearing seat belts while riding. Drivers are responsible for instructing students to put seat belts on prior to the bus moving.
Students who may require assistance in using seat belts should ask the bus driver for help so that all students are safely belted in their seats before the bus is in motion. Drivers will announce prior to the bus leaving that each student needs to be in their seat with the seat belt fastened.
Students refusing to use seat belts create a safety concern for themselves and others, and are subject to school district disciplinary actions. Repeated refusal to wear seat belts can result in suspension from bus riding privileges.
Students are to refrain from loud talking, shouting or making other distracting noises. This also includes yelling out the windows. Profanity is prohibited, as is singing or chanting. Students are not to hang heads, arms, or anything else from the bus windows, no matter whether the bus is parked or moving. Do not throw any objects out the windows.
General rules that are enforced in school also apply on the bus. In particular, it is expected that pupils will keep their feet out of the aisles, not throw things and generally refrain from doing anything that disrupts the safety and well-being of any or all bus passengers. Students will be held financially responsible for any intentional damage to the interior of the bus, including the seats.
Anyone using or riding in school vehicles are expected to keep the vehicles clean and use proper waste receptacles.
Students are expected to obey all commands of the driver and to show proper respect at all times. He/She is charged with the responsibility of transporting pupils safely to the assigned destination. With that task comes the need for demanding and expecting from all passengers a sense of cooperation in demonstrating safe and proper behavior at all times, so as not to distract the driver.
Leaving The Bus
Pupils should remain seated until the bus stops and/or until the driver gives permission or instructions as to the order or procedure for unloading. Pupils should use the steps one at a time; do not jump from the bus. Walk, do not run as you depart and move from the bus.
Permission must be obtained prior to a pupil riding a bus that a student normally does not ride. It is recommended that parents send a written note to be signed by the principal or his/her designee prior to boarding the bus. A telephone call will do if time does not allow for a note.
The available bus transportation is a privilege that carries with it some responsibilities on the part of the pupil passengers. Students are expected to cooperate with the drivers and bus loading supervisors. The rules and regulations are intended to provide safe transportation. Any pupil who chooses to knowingly disobey the rules will be seriously jeopardizing their privilege to ride the school bus.
The safety of our students, drivers, and others is our priority. District bus stops and buses are an extension of our classrooms and the rules, practices, and policies shall be adhered to for the safety of students, drivers, and others. The expectations for good behavior is critical to student safety and supporting the responsibility our drivers and supervisors have to safely transport students.
For the safety of our students and drivers, inappropriate behavior on our buses or at bus stops will not be tolerated and may result in a loss of transportation privileges. As a result of the student’s behavior, transportation privileges may be suspended and or terminated. Prior to resuming transportation privileges, the parent/guardian and student will be required to schedule a meeting with the transportation director to discuss and review expectations and respect for safety.