Musical Instrument Guidelines

  • SHORELINE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 412
    GUIDELINES FOR TRANSPORTING MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

    To meet State safety regulations for school buses, large music instruments are prohibited and moderately sized instruments must meet certain criteria (see below) to be transported on the bus. Smaller instruments that are not pictured on this guideline may be transported provided they meet the criteria.

    Criteria:

    • Any instrument placed on the floor must be against the outside (window) wall, so no student has to climb over an instrument to exit in an emergency.
    • Instruments must either fit on the student's lap or within the 7" leg space in front of each seat.
    • Instruments may NOT exceed the height of the bottom of the window ledge 

    Large Instruments (not allowed on bus, provided at school)

  • Moderately Large Instruments (must meet criteria to be transported)

  • Criteria:

    • Any instrument placed on the floor must be against the outside (window) wall, so no student has to climb over an instrument to exit in an emergency.
    • Instruments must either fit on the student’s lap or within the 7” leg space in front of each seat.
    • Instruments may not exceed the height of the bottom of the window ledge (29”).

    REMEMBER THAT EMERGENCY EXITS CANNOT BE BLOCKED. 

    Careful attention to these procedures will assure safe transportation for all students.  Students are cautioned that failure to abide by these procedures may cause the forfeiture of the privilege to transport their music instrument on a school bus. Thank you for your attention to this information.

    If you have questions please contact transportation.helpdesk@shorelineschools.org.