Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Help us fill the bus on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Plummer's Shop n' Save from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.!  Click on the link below for more information.

Fill the Bus

Friday, November 2, 2018


The tragedies that have occurred at bus stops this week should be a reminder that school bus drivers must always be on the highest alert.  Unfortunately, motorists pass stopped school buses with the red lights activated and stop arm deployed daily in our district, in our state and across the entire nation.  MSAD 6 school bus drivers teach students a safe crossing procedure and students are expected to comply with this procedure for their safety.

Safe Crossing Procedure
In the morning, students should be waiting off the roadway until the bus comes to a complete stop, the red lights are activated, the stop sign is deployed and the driver signals for the student(s) to cross.  

In the afternoon, students are expected to stop two times in front of the bus before crossing the road.  They must stop 12 feet in front of the bus at the right front corner and again at the left front corner, in front of the driver.  They must wait for the signal from the driver before crossing.  Students are taught to look left-right-left again before proceeding across the road.

ne Revised Statutes
Chapter 19: OPERATION
Subchapter 4: SCHOOL BUSES

§2308. Overtaking and passing school buses
1. Receiving or discharging passengers.  A school bus operator shall activate flashing lights at least 100 feet before a stop is made to receive or discharge passengers. These lights must be continually displayed until after the bus has received or discharged passengers.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Stopping.  The operator of a vehicle on a way, in a parking area or on school property, on meeting or overtaking a school bus from either direction when the bus has stopped with its red lights flashing to receive or discharge passengers, shall stop the vehicle before reaching the school bus. The operator may not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or until signaled by the school bus operator to proceed.
[ 1999, c. 183, §13 (AMD) .]
3. Separated roadways.  The operator of a vehicle on a way separated by curbing or other physical barrier need not stop on meeting or passing a school bus:
A. Traveling in a lane separated by the barrier from the lane in which that operator is traveling; or [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. On a limited access highway where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway with the school bus stopped in a loading zone. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993,c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
4. Use of flashing red lights restricted.  Except during a driving license examination a school bus operator may not use the system of flashing lights on a school bus for a purpose other than controlling traffic while stopping to receive or discharge school-age persons.
[ 1997, c. 776, §42 (AMD) .]
5. Registered owner's liability for vehicle illegally passing a school bus.  A person who is a registered owner of a vehicle at the time that vehicle is involved in a violation of subsection 2 commits a traffic infraction. For purposes of this subsection, "registered owner" includes a person issued a dealer or transporter registration plate.
A. The operator of a school bus who observes a violation of subsection 2 may report the violation to a law enforcement officer. If a report is made, the operator shall report the time and the location of the violation and the registration plate number and a description of the vehicle involved. The officer shall initiate an investigation of the reported violation and, if possible, contact the registered owner of the motor vehicle involved and request that the registered owner supply information identifying the operator. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2(NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. The investigating officer may cause the registered owner of the vehicle to be served with a summons for a violation of this subsection. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993,c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. Except as provided in paragraph D, it is not a defense to a violation of this subsection that a registered owner was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
D. The following are defenses to a violation of this subsection.
(1) If a person other than the owner is convicted of operating the vehicle at the time of the violation in violation of subsection 2, then the registered owner may not be found in violation of this subsection.
(2) If the registered owner is a lessor of vehicles and at the time of the violation the vehicle was in the possession of a lessee, and the lessor provides the investigating officer with a copy of the lease agreement containing the information required by section 254, then the lessee and not the lessor may be charged under this subsection.
(3) If the vehicle is operated using a dealer or transporter registration plate and at the time of the violation the vehicle was operated by any person other than the dealer or transporter, and if the dealer or transporter provides the investigating officer with the name and address of the person who had control over the vehicle at the time of the violation, then that person and not the dealer or transporter may be charged under this subsection.
(4) If a report that the vehicle was stolen is given to a law enforcement officer or agency before the violation occurs or within a reasonable time after the violation occurs, then the registered owner may not be charged under this subsection. [1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §110 (AMD); 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §153 (AFF); 1995, c. 65, Pt. C, §15(AFF).]
E. Notwithstanding subsection 6, a person who violates this subsection commits a traffic infraction. [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
[ 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §110 (AMD); 1995, c. 65, Pt. A, §153 (AFF); 1995, c. 65, Pt. C, §15 (AFF) .]
6. Penalty.  A violation of this section is a Class E crime which, notwithstanding Title 17-A, section 1301, is punishable by a $250 minimum fine for the first offense and a mandatory 30-day suspension of a driver's license for a 2nd offense occurring within 3 years of the first offense.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). 1995, c. 65, §A110 (AMD). 1995, c. 65, §§A153,C15 (AFF). 1997, c. 776, §42 (AMD). 1999, c. 183, §13(AMD).

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Greetings from MSAD 6 Transportation Department,

If you have not received bus route information via email, you will be receiving it in the mail in the very near future.  We receive student information from the student database, Synergy.  Any demographic (address, phone #, email address) changes must be made via the portal, the school or the registrar's office.  Transportation cannot make these changes.  If there are changes to pick-up/drop-off locations, please click on the Transportation Change Form link to the right. 

We look forward to serving you this school year!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Congratulations to School Bus Driver, Tammy Thoits!  She competed among the best of the best in the driving skills competition at the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation State Safety Conference in July 2018 and placed 1st in the State of Maine!  She will compete in the international competition in July 2019.  Way to go, Tammy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Congratulations to MSAD 6 School Bus Driver, Tammy Thoits and to the Transportation team for taking 1st place in the driving skills competition at the Maine Association for Pupil Transportation Southern Region Safety Conference on Tuesday, April 18th!  Tammy will be competing among the best of the best at the MAPT State Safety Conference in July.  Way to go Tammy and MSAD 6 bus drivers!  BE Proud! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

How would you like to earn some extra money and 
have the same time off as your children?  

MSAD 6 is looking for professional school bus drivers to join the Transportation team.  If you love children and have a great attitude and driving record, please contact the Transportation Department for more information.  We will provide training to qualified applicants.  Applications can be found at www.bonnyeagle.org.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The MSAD 6 Board of Directors’ Superintendent Search Committee would like your help in developing a profile for the next superintendent of schools.  They would like to gain input from all stakeholders (Board members, employees, students, parents, community residents, business owners, and municipal officers) to ensure that the next superintendent acts ethically and professionally in personal conduct, relationships with others, decision-making, stewardship of District resources, and all aspects of District leadership.

Please find a link to a survey that the Search Committee is in hopes you will take the time to complete.  If you are unable to access the survey electronically but you would still like to share information, there are several ways you can access the survey:

1.  Request a copy of the survey by calling our District Central Office at 207-929-2331.

2.  Visit your Town Municipal Offices.

3.  Visit your Town Library.

Recognizing that this is a busy and stressful time, we appreciate your taking a few minutes to give the Committee your input.  Surveys may be returned to: Superintendent Search Committee, MSAD 6, 94 Main Street, Buxton, ME  04093.  Any questions or comments about the survey should be directed to Board Chairperson Lester Harmon atlharmon@bonnyeagle.org.

Thank you.