There are assigned seats for a reasonSkyward Kick Productions/Shutterstock
The best way to avoid trouble is by designating kids to certain seats. Drivers plan out seat assignments because it helps maintain order and provides better chances for cooperation between children—especially as they get older, when their on-bus behavior can become even more of a distraction. And when kids do act up, they’ll end up in those empty front seats so the bus driver can keep a close eye out. At the end of the day, drivers are tasked with cleaning up the bus, which means picking up candy wrappers, forgotten textbooks, and other, potentially disgusting items. With assigned seats, it’s pretty easy for drivers to spot who the culprit is. These are the 7 secrets teachers know about your kids that you don’t.
There’s a routine after every routeSheri Armstrong/Shutterstock
When all the kids have de-boarded, drivers must walk the length of the bus to ensure that no one has been left behind. You’d be surprised how often drivers find kids sleeping in the back of the bus or still sitting mesmerized by their phone screens. Once the bus is all clear, the driver puts up a sign in the back window to indicate the bus is empty.