Bus Transportation

The Carbon Valley Academy 2021/2022 Bus Program is designed to provide safe and efficient transportation that meets all of the requirements of the daily instructional program and extra-curricular activities. Details are still being ironed out, however, please see the FAQs below for further information and to sign your neighborhood up as a bus stop.

School buses are one of the main staples of a community, and one of the most recognizable symbols. Most everyone has a memory of getting on the school bus, whether it’s daily transportation to and from school or on a school field trip. School buses benefit the community in many different ways, both physically, emotionally, financially, and environmentally.

Reasons Why School Bus Services Benefit Everyone

The school bus is a great space for students to get to know each other and feel like they are part of a community. It’s a great way to bring your students together and boost school spirit and unity. Besides allowing students a safe space to get to know each other and build stronger bonds, a school bus is one of the safest ways for a student to travel. Each morning during your commute to work, you probably encounter a few of those familiar, big, yellow buses, full of students chattering on their way to school.  School bus services are actually beneficial to everyone, not only to students. Here are four reasons 

1) Buses reduce pollution

When you calculate how many cars are removed from the roads by school bus ridership, it equates to over one billion pounds of CO2 emissions per year for just one of the 50 states. That amounts to a massive impact on the environment over time. Apart from the increased car traffic and pollution and all the negatives that go with it, it has been seen that children who use public transit systems to get to school develop a healthy appreciation for public transport facilities.

2) Buses make school accessible for all

Since not everyone owns a car or lives within walking distance of their school, a bus may be the only method of transportation that they have. Access to quality education is critical for all students, which makes school buses an absolute necessity.

3) Buses are safer

School buses were designed with student safety in mind. Their yellow color is easily seen by other drivers, even in their peripheral vision. The sides of the vehicle are reinforced to protect passengers in a crash, and the high seat back also provides protection during an impact. Parents who think that their children are safer if they personally drive them to school should consider this: students are about 20 times more likely to arrive at school safely than if their parent drives them. For teen drivers, this statistic increases to 50 times more.

4) A Question of Responsibility

Students who use public transport to go to school tend to become more independent and responsible at an earlier age than their peers. While public transportation may lead to nervousness among the parents, this quickly disappears as the child learns and demonstrates responsibility.

School bus ridership benefits everyone. Visit our FAQ for more information about Carbon Valley Academy Bus Transportation!