Our motto is 'SAFETY FIRST'
Welcome to our website. You are invited to be part of our team by reading about our department and by helping your children understand the bus safety rules.
We are also actively searching for Bus Drivers as well as Substitute Bus Drivers! If you are interested just call 812-522-8579. Information Sheet available upon request.
We want to provide your child with safe transportation. Drivers and parents working together will help us achieve that goal.
The first thing to do, as a parent, is keep your Harmony Account up to date. Besides having all the School Information you would be interested in regarding your student(s) at your fingertips, this also allows the Transportation Department to route Buses at their most efficient routes possible while having contact data at the ready for any last minute information that may need to be broadcasted to parents.
Transportation serves the school population of over 5,200 students. Each day school is in session, buses travel over 2,600 miles.
Extra-curricular activities also require many buses and drivers throughout the school year to provide safe and efficient transportation to their respective activities.
All transportation personnel must attend safety classes and submit to drug and alcohol testing throughout the year to ensure safe transportation for all students.
All buses are required to pass an Indiana StatePolice D.O.T. inspection each year to ensure they are in safe operating condition.
Seymour Community Schools Transportation Department
|Director of Transportation
1638 S Walnut St
Seymour, IN 47274
Your student's safety, as well as the safety of our community, are number 1 priority for our Transportation Department.
To serve your family best, please watch the videos below with your student to be sure they understand some of the most important safety protocols we have in place.
Safety Tips (PDF Document - PDF)
School Bus Safety Video (Audio - MP4)
Stop for School Bus Red Lights (Audio - MP4)
Find out how you can join our team.
Bus Drivers Wanted (PDF Document - PDF)
Ever Thought About Driving a Bus? (PDF Document - PDF)
Staff requesting transportation should fill out the following form:
✨Field Trip Request Form
Field Trip Request Form (PDF Document - PDF)
Request Transportation Information through your Harmony Account.
This is also where you will be able to see all of your assigned Bus data. It is crucial your Harmony information is kept up-to-date.
Please note that at the beginning of your school year the pick-up and drop-off times are computer generated. We ask that you be at your assigned Bus Stop 10-15 minutes earlier than times listed in your Harmony account.
10 Rules for Bus Safety
Help keep children safe by teaching 10 simple safety rules:
🚌Keeping Children Safe at Bus Stops
Adults should go with children to, and meet children at, bus stops.
Drawstrings on clothing can catch in school bus doors, as well as on playground equipment, fences and escalators. Remove or shorten drawstrings on children's shirts, jackets or backpacks, or replace drawstrings with another kind of fastener that does not have a knot on the end.
🚌Avoid Using Gadgets Near Buses
Headphones, cell phones and MP3 players are examples of gadgets that can distract children from knowing when a bus is approaching. Urge your children to wait to use gadgets such as these until they are a safe distance from the bus.
🚌Stay Out of Bus Danger Zones
Parents/guardians should help children learn about the bus 'Danger Zones,' such as the bus' wheels, front and rear. School buses will park bumper-to-bumper in a loading zone to prevent students or adults from walking between buses. Teach your child to stay at least 12 feet (6 giant steps) away from a parked school bus.
🚌Crossing Streets Safely
Tips for crossing the street safely:
🚌Exiting the Bus
Tips for crossing the street safely after getting off the bus: