The District discourages the policy of riders taking alternate bus routes home or getting dropped off at another rider’s home, i.e. birthday parties, sleepovers, cub scouts, girl scouts, etc. On those rare occasions when this is necessary, the District requires written permission from the parent/guardian of both riders to the school no later than the morning of the day for which the change is requested. This procedure will ensure that both families are aware of changes in the child’s daily schedule. The following information must be included: date of request; requesting student’s name; name, address, and bus route number of the student with whom s/he will accompany home; and parent/guardian’s signature. Please refer the student handbook for school specific guidelines.