Bus Rules/Expectations

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SAFE AND RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION,
WE NEED EVERYONE’S COOPERATION TO ENSURE A PLEASANT RIDE
FOR ALL STUDENTS

We ask that you read and review the following bus rules with your child(ren) and return the bottom portion.


Safe
  • Single file on bus
  • “Back to back and seat to seat”
  • Quiet voice
  • Hands and feet to self and out of aisle
  • No possession/use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, lighters, etc.
  • No eating, drinking, and littering.
  • No Public Displays of Affection
Organized
  • Have coats on, backpacks in front of you
  • Know where you sit on the bus
  • Get on and off at appropriate locations
Accountable
  • Hands and feet to self
  • Use of profanity or gestures are not allowed.
  • Fighting, shoving, or tripping is not allowed.
Respectful
  • Follow all directions given by the adult
  • Use your manners
  • Respect property
  • Open windows to a level approved by the driver with hands, arms, and objects inside the bus.
  • Voice off at railroad crossings

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SAFE TRANSPORTATION IS SOMETHING THAT EVERY CHILD DESERVES!

Please return this portion to the bus driver.

Student’s Name: ________________School: __________    Bus No.:____

Address: ________________________________________________

I have read and reviewed the bus expectations with my child.

Parent Guardian’s Signature: ___________________________________

 


CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATION OF RULES

When misconduct occurs, the bus driver will make every attempt to change the behavior of the student prior to issuing a referral.  In the case of serious misconduct, drivers will make every attempt to resolve problems directly with students and their parents.  Calling home, assigned seating, and parent-student-driver conferences are interventions that may be used prior to sending a bus referral to the administrator.  If the misconduct is not corrected, the following progression of disciplinary action will be imposed, although some infractions may warrant skipping to a more serious consequence.

STEP 1:  The driver will make parent contact and depending on the severity of the misconduct; the student will be issued a bus violation report and the consequences may be from a warning up to 3 days’ suspension from all buses.  One copy will be sent to parents/guardians and another copy will be sent to the school.

STEP 2:  A SECOND bus violation report will be issued and either a 5-day bus suspension will be put into place or an alternative consequence at a district’s official discretion.  Notices will be sent home and to the school.

STEP 3:  A THIRD bus violation report will be issued and either a 10-day bus suspension will be put into place or an alternative consequence at a district’s official discretion.

STEP 4:  When a FOURTH bus violation report is issued there will be either a 20-day bus suspension and a meeting or an alternative consequence at a district’s official discretion.

SEVERE CLAUSE:

A) District officials have the option to skip steps if the incident warrants more severe action, i.e. fighting, open flame, weapon, vandalism, inappropriate language directed at the driver.

B) When there is a substitute driver, violations of the bus rules could result in an automatic step 3 or more.