Unauthorized Bus Entry

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No person may enter a school bus without the prior authorization of the Butler Area School District or Valley Lines.  Any person that attempts to enter a school bus without such authorization and/or refuses to disembark from the school bus when directed to do so is subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both pursuant to Section 5517 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code


§ 5517. Unauthorized school bus entry. (a) Offense defined.--A person who enters a school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official with intent to commit a crime or disrupt or interfere with the driver or a person who enters a school bus without prior authorization of the driver or a school official who refuses to disembark after being ordered to do so by the driver commits a misdemeanor of the third degree. (b) Notice.--A school district may place a notice at the entrance of the school bus that warns against unauthorized entry. (June 11, 1998, P.L.460, No.65, eff. 60 days) 1998 Amendment. Act 65 added section 5517.


To help keep our students safe & the bus moving in a timely manner, we ask that you do not stop the bus in anyway.  If you have a concern about bus or student safety, please contact one of the following:


Butler Area School District - Department of Transportation
110 Campus Lane
Butler, PA  16001
(724) 287-8723
transportation@butler.k12.pa.us

OR

Valley Lines
180 Oneida Valley Road
Butler, PA  16001
(724) 287-0003

The BASD Transportation Department & Valley Lines will work together to address your concerns as quickly as possible.