Our goal is to provide safe transportation to all students. In order to accomplish this goal there are certain rules that must be followed by all bus passengers. Failure to do so may result in suspension of bus riding privileges. Behavior that causes the driver to be distracted from the road puts all students in danger.
CONDUCT RULES FOR BUS DRIVERS
The driver is in full charge of the bus and passengers at all times. Students must give their correct names when asked. Students may be assigned seats. In the event of an emergency, students must follow emergency exit procedures. Students must remain seated and face forward. Walking or standing is not permitted while the bus is moving. Quiet conversation with your immediate neighbor is permitted. Disruptive conduct, including aggressive play is not permitted. Improper language is not acceptable. Eating, drinking, and gum chewing are not permitted. Tampering with any bus controls or equipment is prohibited. Disciplinary procedures include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Verbal warnings;
- The first bus misconduct slip is a written warning;
- The second slip may result in a suspension of bus riding privileges from all buses;
- The third slip may result in a progressive suspension of days from all buses;
- The fourth slip may result in a suspension for up to 90 school days from all buses.
Exceptional misconduct may result in an automatic five (5) day minimum suspension from the bus. Exceptional misconduct includes but is not limited to: weapon violations, possession of drugs/alcohol or drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, fighting, intimidation, harassment, extortion, gang activities, refusing to comply with a reasonable request, possession of tobacco or possession of incendiary devices. Verbal abuse directed at the driver or refusing to cooperate with the driver will result in an exceptional misconduct.