Student Conduct On School Transportation

CODE 711.2

Students utilizing school transportation will conduct themselves in an orderly manner fitting to their age level and maturity with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of the school vehicle driver and the other passengers. Students who fail to behave in an orderly manner will be subject to disciplinary measures.

The driver will have the authority to maintain order on the school vehicle. It is the responsibility of the driver to report misconduct to the building administrator.

The board supports the use of video cameras on school buses used for transportation to and from school as well as for field trips, curricular or extracurricular events. The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior and may be used as evidence in a student disciplinary proceeding. The videotapes are student records subject to school district confidentiality, board policy and administrative regulations.

After receiving warnings for bad conduct, the building principal and/or Transportation Director will have the authority to suspend transportation privileges of the student or impose other appropriate discipline.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding student conduct and discipline when utilizing school district transportation.

All persons riding in school district vehicles will adhere to the following rules.  The driver, sponsor or chaperones are to follow the school bus discipline procedure for student violations of this policy.  Video cameras may be in operation on the school buses.

Student Conduct On School Transportation Regulation

CODE 711.2R1

 1. Bus riders will be at the designated loading point before the bus arrival time.

 2. Bus riders will wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to enter.

 3. Riders must not extend arms or heads out of the windows at any time.

 4. Aisles must be kept cleared at all times.

 5. All bus riders will load and unload through the right front door.  The emergency door is for emergencies only.

 6. A bus rider will depart from the bus at the designated point unless written permission to get off at a different location is given to the driver.

 7. A rider may be assigned a seat by the driver.

 8. Riders who damage seats or other equipment will reimburse the district for the cost of the repair or replacement.

 9. Riders are not permitted to leave their seats while the vehicle is in motion.

10. Waste containers are provided on all buses for bus riders' use.

11. Permission to open windows must be obtained from the driver.

12. Classroom conduct is to be observed by students while riding the bus except for ordinary conversation.

13. The driver is in charge of the students and the vehicle, and the driver is to be obeyed promptly and cheerfully.

14. Students will assist in looking after the safety and comfort of younger students.

15. A bus rider who must cross the roadway to board or depart from the bus will pass in front of the bus (no closer than 10 feet), look in both directions and proceed to cross the road or highway only on signal from the driver.

16. Students will not throw objects about the vehicle nor out through the windows.

17. Shooting paper wads, squirt guns or other material in the vehicle is not permitted.

18. Students will keep feet off the seats.

19. Roughhousing in the vehicle is prohibited.

20. Students will refrain from crowding or pushing.

21. The use or possession of alcohol, tobacco or look-alike substances is prohibited in the vehicle.

22. The Good Conduct Rule is in effect.