Pupils transported in a school bus shall be under the authority of, and responsible to, the driver of the bus. The State Law gives the school bus driver full responsibility for the safety and conduct of students on the bus. To promote their safety and well-being, the following rules are to be followed. Students shall:
Riding the school bus is a privilege and should be treated as such. Bus rules are for the safety of all those who ride the bus. Students who refuse to obey these stated rules shall forfeit their privilege to ride the school bus.
BUS DISCIPLINARY ACTION: Parental assistance in discussing appropriate and safe behavior is appreciated. Unfortunately, failure to behave appropriately can result in loss of bus privileges. For a significant or recurring problem, the disciplinary procedure will be as follows:
1st citation – Warning 2nd citation – Up to five days suspension. Parents/guardians will be contacted. 3rd citation – Loss of transportation for a period of time. Parents/guardians will be contacted. 4th citation – Loss of transportation for remainder of school year. Parents/guardians will be contacted.
ExceptionImmediate suspension may be instituted for threatened or actual bodily harm or any other infraction of established rules that the transportation administration deems hazardous to the safety of the bus, the driver, or passengers.