Currently the Helena Public Schools Transportation Department requires that kindergarten and 1st grade students be met at their afternoon school bus stop by a parent or legal guardian for their safety.
The program was created to ensure the safe delivery of our most vulnerable student population. A parent or a designated individual is required to escort all kindergarten and first grade students’ home.
It is my understanding that Helena Public Schools has a procedure that requires a parent/legal guardian to meet kindergarten and first grade students at the afternoon bus stop daily in an effort to enhance the safety and security of the most vulnerable student’s population. This procedure doesn’t meet with my personal needs or desires, therefore I would like to exercise my parental rights and allow my kindergarten and/or first grade child to be met by one of the following people (please indicate relationship and if person selected rides same bus).
(Please note, multiple submissions will not result in in multiple escorts being named for your child(ren). Each Permission Letter supersedes the previously submitted form.)
I have read and fully understand the afford mentioned procedures and nature of my request, therefore I agree to indemnify and hold Helena Public Schools and First Student Transportation harmless for any and all injuries, accidents or other misfortunes that may occur to my child from the time that he/she is dropped off at their designated bus stop.