Q: What are the bus rules?

Bus Rules

*Violation of these rules will result in severe disciplinary consequences:

  • Students may not bring living creatures, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs, firearms, any considered weapon or explosives, and/or any object considered harmful to others onto the bus.
  • Students shall not bring any glass containers, unless encased in a break-resistant container, onto the bus.
  • Students shall respect the decision of the bus driver regarding bus discipline and/or safety.
  • Students shall not use vulgarity, profanity, or fight on the bus.
  • Students shall remain seated at all times on the bus until signaled that it is time to leave by the driver.
  • Students shall remain in their assigned seats.
  • Students shall keep all parts of their bodies in the bus at all times.
  • Students shall not operate the bus door, tamper with the emergency door, or us the emergency door except in the case of an emergency.

WHEN BOARDING:

  • Students shall act in a safe manner while waiting at bus stops.
  • Students shall be on time at the bus stop 5 minutes before boarding time.
  • Students shall line up for boarding when the bus comes into view.
  • Students shall board only assigned buses.
  • Students shall not bring toys onto the bus unless kept in book bags and/or backpacks.

WHEN RIDING:

  • 15. Students shall not play any radios, cassettes, or headset radio/cassettes on the bus.
  • 16. Students shall not block the aisle or emergency door with musical instruments, lunch boxes, books, book bags, or other possessions.
  • 17. Students shall conduct themselves in a safe, responsible manner at all times.
  • 18. Students shall not eat, drink, chew gum or spit on the bus.
  • 19. Students shall keep all carry-on bags, band instruments, lunch boxes on their laps while riding. If it does not fit on the lap, it does not belong on the bus.
  • 20. Students shall place any trash in proper receptacles and help the driver in keeping the bus clean.
  • 21. Students shall not do homework on the bus requiring pencils, pens, markers and/or crayons. These items shall be kept in book bags or backpacks.
  • 22. Students shall not use the bus as a place to change clothes.
  • 23. Students shall not use loud talking, yell out windows, or make any unusual noises while on the bus.

WHEN DEPARTING:

  • 24. Students shall remain in their seats and not depart from the bus in the morning until it arrives at the designated school of the student.
  • 25. Students shall remain in their seats and not depart from the bus in the afternoon except at their designated bus stop.
  • 26. Students, who must cross the street after departing from the bus, shall cross only in front of the bus on the signal by the driver.

Bus Violation Consequences

  • 1st Offense:
    • Warning by the driver
    • Written report to the principal
  • 2nd Offense:
    • Driver may change student's seat
    • Student conference with driver
    • Written report to the principal with parent notification
  • 3rd Offense:
    • Written report to the principal with parent notification
    • Student conference with driver and principal
    • Parent conference with the principal with outcome reported to the driver
    • Possible suspension from the bus
  • 4th Offense:
    • Suspension from bus privileges for a designated period of time.
    • Some infractions may be so severe that suspension from the bus may be initiated immediately.

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