Rules of Conduct

As we enter the 2020-21 school year, the features offered by the Overlake Transportation Department may vary based on school directions made in accordance with CDC and state COVID-19 guidelines for school transportation. Bus registration will be delayed until a decision is reached concerning whether the school will be starting in the fully online or hybrid schedule.

Safety and respect for all students and our valued drivers are the primary concerns for the Transportation Department. The following rules and guidelines are designed to provide students a safe and enjoyable ride to and from school.

  1. Students should arrive at the bus stop five minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  2. Students who need to ride a different bus or get off at a different bus stop will need a bus pass. To bring a non-riding friend home, the friend will need a guest pass. To ensure student and family safety, all bus and guest pass procedures must be followed. Please reference the Bus and Guest Passes page for the process to obtain these passes.
  3. Students are under the authority of the bus driver. The driver has the right to assign seats based on the safety needs of the bus.
  4. Out of respect for fellow students, The Overlake School and for safety of all passengers students should:
    1. Remain seated and not change seating while the bus is moving without the permission of the bus driver.
    2. Keep all hands and arms inside the bus and do not make gestures to motorist
    3. Refrain from throwing things out of the bus.
    4. Maintain a classroom level voice. Conversations shall be kept appropriate without obscene language.
    5. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated
  5. It is important to keep the aisle-ways clear. Backpacks, personal belongings and band instruments should be in the same seat area as the student, or placed under the seat.
  6. In accordance with state school bus laws, students shall not bring any live animals, glass containers, or ski equipment on the bus.

The school will communicate to parents if a problem is developing so that we can work together for an acceptable solution. Student’s that violate the rules of conduct may lose bus riding privileges. Appropriate action may be taken by the US/MS Deans, as necessary.

New For The 2018-19 School Year

Food will not be allowed on our school buses. This policy is consistent with all other school districts in the area and will help keep our students safe and our bus fleet clean.

Parent Resources

to view bus service details and fees, download the transportation calendar, and register your student for transportation.



Bill Neil
Director of Transportation
425-868-6191 x477