Transportation Rules and Procedures

School Bus Transportation is a privilege that may be withdrawn for inappropriate behavior. The normal rules of conduct are applicable to our students while on our buses. School buses are considered district property and therefore, the rules concerning actions or behavior must also be obeyed. All students must abide by the following rules:

1. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before approaching it. Students are required to arrive at the stop location five (5) minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

2. Students must remain seated while the bus is in motion.

3. Food, drink and chewing gum are not permitted on the bus.

4. Refrain from tampering with the bus or its equipment, charges for damages will be submitted to parents.

5. Do not extend hands, arms, legs or any body parts out of the bus windows.

6. Refrain from using profane language or obscene gestures. (In the event this occurs, charges may be filed for disorderly conduct.)

7. Refrain from throwing items inside or outside of the bus.

8. Refrain from distracting the driver by loud talking or disorderly behavior.

9. The possession of tobacco products and/or weapons is strictly prohibited.

10. Pets and animals are not permitted on school buses.

The bus is seen as an extension of the classroom and the bus driver should be listened to and treated with the same respect as expected in the classroom. The bus driver submits misconduct notices to make administrators and parents aware of problems. All school buses in the district are equipped for the use of video cameras, which are used to monitor student behavior. In the event misconduct occurs, disciplinary actions may take effect. Certain offenses (fighting, refusing to obey driver) may result in immediate and indefinite suspension of riding privilege.

All students are required to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned stop. Bus drivers will require a SCHOOL BUS PASS for students to change buses or stop locations. Changes are made for emergency reasons only, and will not be honored for sleepovers, get togethers, sports events, etc. Parents of students requiring an emergency change should send a note to the school principal/secretary. If students need to ride another student’s bus, a note from both student’s parents must be presented to the school principal.