School Bus Rules and Discipline Procedures

School Bus Disciplinary Procedure

The operation of a safe, efficient, economical transportation program requires that all passengers observe the attached set of rules and regulations. Failure to observe the rules and regulations will result in disciplinary action being taken. In order to avoid any misunderstanding about disciplinary action that might develop at a future date, the procedures below will be followed:

First Notice:

The driver will inform the student of the unacceptable behavior and issue a warning which will explain what will happen if the problem continues.  Parent/guardian will be contacted.

Second Notice:

The student may be dismissed from riding the bus. To be determined by the director/student advocate.  Parent/Guardian will be contacted.

Third Notice:

The student may be dismissed from riding the bus.  To be determined by the director/student advocate.  Parent/Guardian will be contacted.

Fourth Notice:

The student will be dismissed from riding privileges for the balance of the semester, or a minimum of four weeks.  Parent/Guardian will be contacted.

Major rule violations may result in an immediate suspension of the bus riding privilege.

Bus Rules

  1.  Riders are to remain seated and facing forward at all times.
  2.  There is to be no pushing, scuffling, or fighting in or around the bus.
  3.  Riders will not destroy bus seats. Feet are to be kept off of the seats and on the floor.
  4. Riders are not to eat or drink while on the bus.
  5. Riders are not to whistle, yell, or make other disrupting noises. Music devices need to be used with headphones.
  6. Riders are not to put any part of the body out the windows.
  7. Riders are not to throw any object out of the bus.
  8. Riders are not to throw any object within the bus.
  9. Riders are to be absolutely quiet while the bus is stopped at a railroad crossing.
  10. Unacceptable language will not be tolerated. Driver will be the one to decide what is appropriate.
  11. Riders are to keep the aisle of the bus clear.
  12. Instruments or items larger than a trombone are not allowed on the bus.
  13. No spitting or littering.
  14. Tampering with safety equipment is a major violation.