Students who have the opportunity to ride district school buses may do so as long as they display behavior that is reasonable and safe. Choosing to engage in unacceptable behavior will result in loss of bus service. The bus driver is responsible for the safety and discipline of students on the bus. The building principal is available to give assistance to the driver and will determine the consequences of misbehavior and the reinstatement of bus service for the offending student(s) should a suspension become necessary. A suspension applies to all buses unless otherwise designated by school officials.
The responsibility for student supervision by the district shall begin when the student boards the bus in the morning and is retained until the child leaves the bus at the end of the day; or until released to the parent/guardian in a manner consistent with guidelines on release of students.
Students damaging school buses will be responsible for those damages. Failure to pay such damages, or make arrangements to pay, within two weeks may result in the loss of privileges until damages are paid.
In cases involving criminal conduct (for example, assault, weapons, possession or vandalism) the Superintendent, local law enforcement officials and the Department of Public Safety will be informed.
Based on the severity of a student’s conduct, more serious consequences may be imposed at any time depending on the nature of the offense. Consequences such as suspension or expulsion from school may also result from school bus misconduct.