STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES REGULATION
The school bus driver has the responsibility of maintaining student discipline on the bus, and must be in complete control of the vehicle and the passengers at all times.
When the behavior of student(s) disrupts bus discipline and control to the extent that the driver feels that the safe transportation of the passengers is jeopardized, and the driver’s efforts to improve conduct have been ignored or have been unsuccessful, the following procedural steps will be taken:
1. The bus driver informs the student that a referral is to be made. Within 24 hours of misbehavior, the driver files such referral form with the Transportation Supervisor. The form must be complete in every respect. The matter may be resolved at this level if the Supervisor judges that the situation so warrants.
2. If further action is needed beyond the Transportation Supervisor's office, the referral form is to be forwarded to the respective Building Principal where the student is enrolled.
3. The Building Principal will reprimand the student and inform the student's parents by telephone, letter, or both. The parents will be encouraged to come to the school and discuss the matter. This notification will include a reminder that a second offense will result in a suspension of bus riding privileges.
1. After the filing of a second referral by the bus driver, the case will be reviewed by the Building Principal and the Transportation Supervisor. The student and the parents will be notified by telephone, letter, or both as to the bus suspension and its effective dates. Before the student is reinstated, the parents must report to the school for a conference.
2. The Building Principal will immediately notify the Transportation Supervisor of any suspension.
3. In a case of extreme misconduct which clearly and grossly jeopardizes the safety of passengers and driver, the administration may move immediately for suspension from bus privileges. Denial of school bus transportation may be interpreted to mean all trips, regular and extra-curricular, during the period of suspension.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: November 20, 2002