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Bus Safety

Covid-19 Information

students waiting for bus

Our students’ safety is the Rowan-Salisbury School System Transportation Department’s top priority. Please take the time to review the following materials concerning school bus safety. The North Carolina School Buys Safety website provides valuable safety tips for students, parents, and all drivers.


State Laws for Drivers


North Carolina school districts will be using a standard crossing signal to help protect students when they need to cross the street to board the bus or after exiting the bus. The school bus driver will first hold their palm out indicating that students should WAIT before stepping into the roadway. After the driver has checked for safety, he or she will then give students a “thumbs up” indicating that the students should then check for traffic and then cross the street. The driver will indicate the direction to walk by pointing with his or her index finger.

Tools for parents


Tools for Students



photo of a paper bag with summer meals written on it.

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools School Nutrition Department is providing free meals to children ages 3 to 18 throughout the summer at various locations.