What is the seating capacity on a school bus?

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The maximum capacity of a standard school bus is 72 passengers. However, Student Transportation Services recognizes the safety concerns and problems associated with loading buses to maximum capacity. The general guidelines used are: • Grades K-6: 3 students to a seat • Grades 7-12: 2 students to a seat Using these guidelines, typical bus maximum capacities will be: • Grades K-8: 60 students per standard bus • Grades K-12: 54 students per standard bus • Grades 9-12: 48 students per standard bus Standees or sitting on the floor will not be permitted under any circumstance. more
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