BUS CONDUCT AND ELECTRONIC RECORDING DEVICES ON BUSES
The district has set policies on behavior on school buses that center around the safety of the occupants of the bus. Most district buses are equipped with video and audio recording devices. (Policy 7:220)
Students are expected to follow all school rules on the school bus. In addition:
- Students should wait quietly and calmly at the bus stop and should be respectful of other people’s property.
- Students must be respectful to the bus drive and follow instructions quickly.
- Students should remain seated and facing the front in the seat with feet and legs out of the aisle. Students should never stand or change seats while the bus is moving.
- Students should not shout across the bus to other students.
- Students must be quiet at the railroad crossings.
- Students should not eat or drink on the bus or throw things from the bus.
A student may be suspended from riding the bus for up to 10 consecutive school days for engaging in behaviors deemed to be gross disobedience/misconduct including, but not limited to, the following:
- Violating any school rule or district policy
- Willful injury or threat of injury to a bus driver or other passenger
- Willful and/or repeated defacement of the bus
- Repeated use of profanity or objectionable language
- Repeated willful disobedience of a directive from a bus driver or other supervisor
- Such other behavior as the building principal deems to threaten the safe operation of the bus and/or its occupants
A bus referral may be issued for repeated conduct problems. Bus privileges will be revoked based on the nature of the problem and any prior reported incidents. Bus suspensions may range from 1 - 10 days. If a student is suspended from riding the bus for behaviors deemed gross disobedience/misconduct, the School Board may suspend the student from riding the school bus for a period in excess of 10 days for safety reasons
A student suspended from the bus, who does not have alternate transportation to school, shall have the opportunity to complete or make up work for equivalent academic credit. It shall be the responsibility of the student’s parents or guardian to notify the school that the student does not have alternate transportation.