Bus Rules
BUS RULES
  1. Bus drivers are in complete charge of the bus at all times.
  2. Students must be AT their stop when the bus arrives. 
  3. All students are to stay off the road while waiting for the bus.
  4. Each student is to cross in front of the bus immediately after leaving the bus and on the driver’s signal.
  5. Each student is to remain seated until the bus has stopped.
  6. The Emergency exits are for emergency use only, with permission from the driver.
  7. Students must keep their hands, heads, and/or objects inside the bus at all times.
  8. There is to be no loud talking or loud noises.  Conversations are to be in normal tones.
  9. There is to be no moving around or changing seats on the bus while the bus is in motion.
  10. Any damage to a bus is to be reported to the driver at once.
  11. Any student vandalizing a bus will be required to pay for the damage.
  12. Students are encouraged to help keep the buses clean, sanitary, and orderly.
  13. Students are to go directly to the bus when school is dismissed.   No middle/high school students will be allowed to board the bus at the Elementary without a pass.
  14. Students are not to use profane language.
  15. Matches, lighters, tobacco, alcohol, and any illegal substances will not be allowed nor tolerated.
  16. Fighting or harassing on the bus will not be tolerated.
  17. Eating/Drinking on the bus, only if allowed by the driver.
  18. Drivers may assign seats.
  19. Students are to ride their assigned buses only!
  20. Students will not be allowed to get off the bus at other than their regular stop without a note signed by the office.
  21. Emergency exits and aisle ways may not be blocked.   Equipment and instruments, or other large objects must be held on the lap.
  22. There will be no live animals, including reptiles/insects on the bus.
  23. Signs of public affection, indecent exposure, and/or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
OFFENSES
 
1st    Written warning/ written notice to parents
2nd  -  1  day BUS suspension / written notice to parents & conference
3 rd  -  3  day BUS suspension/ written notice to parents & conference
4 th  -  5 day BUS suspension/ written notice to parents & conference
5 th  -  10 day BUS suspension/ written notice to parents & Conference with bus, supervisor, driver & parents.
 
****** Bus service is a privilege and maybe revoked for the remainder of the school year. ********
 
For a serious offense this step in the procedure will be adhered to immediately.
Serious offenses include:
  • Use, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages, drugs, or narcotics.
  • Unauthorized use of weapons or dangerous instruments.
  • Fighting, assault or threat of harm.
  • Damage or destruction of school property.
  • Any life threatening situation.
  • Danger to oneself or others.
EXTRA CURRUCULAR ACTIVITES
 
  • All students and adults will be ready to board at designated times, as determined by the bus Supervisor/Coaches/Teachers.
  • All students and adults will follow bus rules.
  • Chaperones, coaches and teachers are responsible for discipline and cleanliness of the bus.The driver is responsible to maintain the schedule, and to inform adult supervisor of any problems.
RULES FOR EXTRA CURRUCULAR ACTIVITES
  1. Each student is to remain seated until the bus is stopped.
  2. The Emergency exits are for EMERGENCY use only, with the permission from the driver.
  3. Students must keep their hands, heads, and/or objects inside the bus at all times.
  4. There is to be no loud talking or loud noises.  Conversations are to be in normal tones.
  5. There is to be no moving around or changing seats on the bus while bus is in motion.
  6. Any damage to a bus is to be reported to the driver at once.
  7.  Any passenger vandalizing a bus will be required to pay for the damage.
  8. Passengers are encouraged to help keep the buses clean, sanitary, and orderly.
  9. Passengers are not to use profane language.
  10. Matches, lighters, tobacco, alcohol, and any illegal substances are not to be allowed nor tolerated.
  11. Fighting or harassing will not be tolerated.
  12. Eating/Drinking on the bus, only if allowed by the driver.
  13. Emergency exits and isles may not be blocked.  Instruments and Equipment must be held on laps.
  14. Signs of public affection, indecent exposure, or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • All students and adults will be ready to board at designated times, as determined by the bus Supervisor/Coaches/Teachers.
  • All students and adults will follow bus rules.
Chaperones, coaches and teachers are responsible for discipline and cleanliness of the bus.   The driver is responsible to maintain the schedule, and to inform adult supervisor of any problems.
 
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SAMPLE WRITTEN WARNING NOTICE TO PARENTS

 
Date of Offense: _____________                                                         
                                                                                                                       ___ 1 st   Written Warning/notice to parents
                                                                                                                       ___ 2 nd  1-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
Student: ____________________________                                      ___ 3 rd   3-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
                                                                                                                       ___ 4 th   5-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
                                                                                                                       ___ 5 th   10-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
Explanation:
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Drivers signature:   _______________________  Bus # ______

Parent’s signature: _______________________
 

____ Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.  That includes all buses.
 
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SAMPLE ONE DAY BUS SUSPENSION NOTICE TO PARENTS
 
Date of Offense: _____________                                                           ___ 1 st   Written Warning/notice to parents
                                                                                                                        ___ 2 nd   1-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
Student: ____________________________                                       ___ 4 rd   3-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
                                                                                                                        ___ 5 th   5-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
                                                                                                                        ___ 6 th   10-day BUS suspension/ notice to parents
Explanation:
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Drivers signature:   _______________________  Bus # ______

Parent’s signature: _______________________
 

____ Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.  That includes all buses.