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.
Please fill out and sign this document if you would like to exercise your parental rights to allow your kindergarten and/or first grade child to be let off the bus without having a parent, legal guardian or designated person present.
It is my understanding that Helena Public Schools has a procedure that requires a parent/legal guardian to meet kindergarten and 1st 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 option out of this program by allowing my kindergarten and/or first grade child to be let off the bus without having a parent/legal guardian or designated person present.
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.