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Transportation Rules

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Student Conduct on School Buses

Appropriate behavior is critical to the safety of all persons on and off the school bus. The school bus is an extension of the school, and all rules and regulations pertaining to conduct on the school grounds apply to riding on school buses and waiting for the school bus. The bus driver has the legal authority and responsibility to enforce school bus rules and regulations. Students on board a school bus are directly responsible to the driver for their conduct and actions.

RULES

  1. Loud talking, yelling, and horseplay distract the driver and will not be tolerated. Except for emergencies, students should not talk to the driver when the bus is in motion.
  2. Students are to stay seated, except when exiting the bus. Students must accept or change seats as directed by the driver.
  3. Students are not to open or close windows or emergency doors except as directed by driver. All parts of the body and objects must be kept inside the bus at all times.
  4. No animals, birds, reptiles, fish or insects may be transported on a school bus, whether in containers or not. No knives or other sharp pointed objects are allowed.
  5. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to the driver, each other and other motorists. Profanity, rude remarks, obscene gestures, etc. will not be tolerated.
  6. Eating, drinking, chewing gun, or spitting is not allowed on the bus, nor marking, destroying or tampering with the bus.
  7. Disrespect or disobeying the bus driver will not be tolerated.
Transportation Rules

Consequences

By State Law and Board Policy, students may be denied bus riding privileges when it is necessary in the interest of discipline and safety. Notification of such action will be communicated to the parent or guardian by the principal.

  • 1st Violation - Warning by the Bus Driver
  • 2nd Violation - Denial of ability to ride the bus for up to 5 days.
  • 3rd Violation - Referral to the principal and possible suspension from riding the bus.

In cases of severe misconduct a student may be assigned a penalty more severe than provided for in the normal process.