Am I allowed to keep my child inside until the bus comes?
I make my child wait inside of my house until the bus is at the stop. I have heard this is not allowed. Is this true?
Ohio law requires children to wait at the bus stop before the bus arrives. Bus drivers count the students at the bus stop before they load and as they get on the bus, to ensure all children are safely on board. If students are not waiting at the bus stop, the bus driver cannot count them and cannot be certain the students are all safely on board. Waiting at the bus stop before the bus arrives further ensures that no one chases after the bus (a very dangerous thing to do!) Many districts also instruct their buses to not stop at locations where no students are waiting.