• BUS DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES
     

     

    While students are riding the school bus or waiting at a designated bus stop, they are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and orderly manner. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of the children as they ride the bus. Listed below is an abbreviated list of bus rules and consequences. A copy of the complete school bus rules and bus misconduct guidelines will be sent home with each student at the beginning of the school year and is available in the Student's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.
     

    1. Be courteous and follow directions of the driver at all times.
    2. Stay seated facing the front with your feet on the floor.
    3. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself and inside the bus.
    4. Do not display verbal or physical behavior that disrupts the ride.
    5. No gum chewing, eating, drinking or tobacco.
    6. Demonstrate appropriate behavior at the bus stop.

    Consequences/Disciplinary Action for Infractions on the Bus

    Administration will exercise discretion when determining consequences and may assign a more or less severe consequence than outlined in the guidelines below. All of the infractions and consequences listed in these discipline guidelines are in effect for all school vehicles. Depending on the location and severity of the infraction, the consequence may be served on the vehicle and/or school. For example, fighting may result in a suspension from school as well as a loss of bus riding privileges. Some of the more common infractions (not an all inclusive list) are listed below.

     

    Infraction

    Description

    Consequence

    Minimum

    Maximum

    Disrespect/Defiance/Non Compliance

    Treating district personnel or any others with contempt or rudeness, intentionally resisting or disregarding the authority of district personnel.

    Examples of common occurrences are:

    • Exiting the bus at other than regular stop or school
    • Improper boarding
    • Shouting
    • Out of, not in, or improperly seated

    Conference/
    Referral

     Long Term Suspension

     Horseplay/Roughhousing

     Rough boisterous play or behavior.

    Examples of common occurrences are:

    • Spitting
    • Shooting or throwing objects
    • Hanging onto, standing in front of, or interfering with the movement of the bus
    • Extending any part of the body or object out of the window

     Conference/
    Referral

     3 Day Suspension