Rockwood School District allows for the distance to a bus stop from home to be the following:
- three-tenths (3/10) of a mile for elementary students.
- five-tenths (5/10) of a mile for secondary students.
Rockwood bus stops are generally located at corners or intersections, which is a safe option due to the slowing of traffic. The designated area for bus stops must be within a bus length to the corner, which is approximately 40 feet.
Cul-de-Sacs are generally avoided as a standard-size passenger bus requires 115-foot radius to safely turn.
Private roads are also avoided because they may not be maintained reliably and require permission from the owners to travel them. The road must be wide enough for the bus and oncoming traffic to safely pass each other at any point in the road and also provide for safe visibility.
In addition, Rockwood works with local police departments to ensure bus stops are not located near homes of registered sex offenders.