North Judson-San Pierre Sets New Student School Bus Policies


The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation has a couple of new policies in place for students who ride school buses.

Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin says the athletic department transportation policy will bring some uniformity to the sports traveling protocols.

“A student athlete who chooses to participate in high school team sports will be required to travel by bus to and from the event. That allows some time for the team to be together and the coach to do some reflecting afterwards and preparing before,” Zupin told the school board. “A student athlete who chooses to participate in high school individual sports, tennis or golf, or any junior high sport athlete will be required to travel to the event by school bus, but not necessarily back.”

Zupin adds the athletic director and coaches do understand there may be extenuating circumstances and will evaluate those on a case-by-case basis. The school board adopted that policy unanimously at their Tuesday night meeting.

The other policy involves the consumption of food on the bus traveling to and from school. Zupin says it’s now prohibited due to the number of students with food allergies. She says students can still bring their lunches to school but cannot eat or drink on the bus, because exposure to allergy triggers could be detrimental.

Parents have been notified of that policy change via School Messenger and a notice that was sent home with students.