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Bus Routes

The Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation provides transportation to elementary, middle and high school students who reside in Tell City and surrounding areas. Transportation services may vary due to residential proximity to the schools, road conditions or construction, and safety concerns.

Jr-Sr High School will have designated walking areas for students that reside within a 6 block radius of the school that will not include bus transportation. 

Routes are reviewed for safety factors that may include railroad crossings, lack of sidewalks, and the volume of traffic on a given road.  Parents will be provided with an approximate pick-up and drop-off time for their student's assigned stop. City bus stops are located about every 2 blocks when possible. Parents are responsible for transporting students to the nearest stop. Home stops are designated for students with special needs/disabilities as determined by the school administration.

Buses are not permitted to turn around in private driveways or drive on private roads without the written permission of the land owner. School buses will not be allowed to travel on streets with no outlets or single lane roads. Students living on dead-end streets will be required to come to the nearest existing bus stop. Buses will not travel on any roads covered with water. 

School delays due to weather will be announced using School Messenger and Facebook.

Students remain the responsibility of the parent(s) prior to loading and after disembarking the bus. Parent(s) are required to be at the bus stops for students K-2 unless written permission is given to the school office. 

A student will not be transported to or from an alternate location without written permission from a  parent/legal guardian. Transportation to an alternate location is allowed for custodial or student supervision.

Students should arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus arrives and wait for the bus at least six feet away from the curb. Students should be aware that the bus stop is not a place to run or play. 

When the school bus arrives, students should wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay to get on. 

Students should never walk behind a school bus. If a student must cross the street in front of the bus, they should walk on a sidewalk or along the side of the street and cross approximately 10 feet in front of the bus. If a student drops something near the school bus he or she should tell the bus driver right away. Students should not try to pick up the item, because the driver might not be able to see them.

When you see a school bus slowing down or stopping, attention should be paid not only to the bus but also to the surrounding area. Children often cross streets to board the school bus. Don’t attempt to pass.

Passing a stopped school bus with the stop arm extended and the red lights flashing is illegal and poses a threat to the bus riders. When a stop arm violation occurs, drivers radio TCPD the location and vehicle. All buses are equipped with stop arm cameras and video is given to TCPD for verification.  

Understanding School Bus Lights.  

  • Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. You should slow down and prepare to stop your vehicle.

  • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off. You must stop your car and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving, before you can start driving again.


“School Bus Safety.” NHTSA, Accessed January 23, 2023.


The bus discipline plan is intended to promote the safe transportation of our students at all times. Bus riders are expected to cooperate with the bus driver and comply with all rules and regulations of the Tell City School Corporation.

Bus riders should behave properly and safely as school rules apply on the bus and at bus stops. Students should not prevent the safe transportation of other students nor interfere with the duties of the driver. School bus transportation is a privilege, it is not mandated by Indiana Law. Students that do not obey school bus rules may lose riding privileges and be suspended from the bus. Parents are then responsible for transporting the student to and from school.

Student responsibility on the bus:

*Be respectful of the driver and always follow directions.
*Use kind words–no profane language.
*Remain seated while the bus is moving.
*No eating or drinking on the bus.
*Remain properly seated and keep aisleways clear.
*Keep your hands, feet, and property to yourself.


Consequences for not adhering to school bus rules

1. Verbal Warning-

The driver will talk with the rider and state exactly the behavior not in compliance.

2. Incident Report-

The driver will submit a Bus Conduct Report to the school. The principal will talk with the student and parent.

3. Suspension of Bus Riding Privileges-

On the third offense and after reporting the incident, the principal has the choice to suspend the student from riding the bus for a period of time.

The bus driver has the right to suspend the riding privileges of any student for 1 day without administrative approval.  A  bus conduct report must be on file.