STUDENT CONDUCT ON THE SCHOOL BUS
- Immediately follow the directions of the driver.
- Sit in your seat facing forward.
- Talk quietly and use appropriate language.
- Keep all parts of your body inside the bus.
- Keep your arms, legs, and belongings to yourself.
- No fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay.
- Do not throw any object.
- No eating, drinking or use of tobacco or drugs.
- Do not bring any weapons or dangerous objects on the school bus.
- Do not damage the school bus.
Consequences for school bus/bus stop misconduct will apply to all regular and late routes. Decisions regarding a student’s ability to ride the bus in connection with co-curricular and extracurricular events (for example, field trips or competitions) will be in the sole discretion of the school district. Parents or guardians will be notified of any suspension of bus privileges.
1st offense – warning
2nd offense – 5 school-day suspension from riding the bus
3rd offense – 10 school-day suspension from riding the bus
4th offense – 20 school-day suspension from riding the bus/meeting with a parent
5th offense – suspended from riding the bus for the remainder of the school year
Note: When any student goes 60 transportation days without a report, the student’s consequences may start over at the first offense.
Based on the severity of a student’s conduct, more serious consequences may be imposed at any time. Depending upon the nature of the offense, consequences such as detention, suspension or expulsion from school may also result from the school bus or bus stop misconduct.