Riding a bus to and from school is a privilege. With this privilege comes students’ responsibility for good conduct, proper care of the bus and respect for the rights of others. All discipline policies and regulations are in effect while riding the bus as well as attending school. By riding the bus, it is implied that all students and parents understand these rules and will abide by them.
Note: Only authorized personnel and verified enrolled students are permitted to board a bus.
The school bus is an extension of the classroom and consequences will be enforced by school officials. All school policies that apply to student conduct and other student-related activities apply to the school bus.
The following procedures shall be followed when discipline concern arises on a bus regular route or an extracurricular activity:
LEVEL ONE INFRACTION
Refer to minor misbehavior on the part of the student that disrupts orderly bus safety/classroom procedures or school operations. These infractions will be addressed by the appropriate school personnel.
LEVEL TWO INFRACTION
Misbehavior that is frequent or serious enough that it disrupts bus safety and/or endangers the health or safety of others. These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of Level One incidents require the intervention of administrative personnel because the prior consequences have failed to modify the behavior. Also included in this level are misbehaviors which do not represent a direct threat to the health and safety of others, but whose educational consequences once again require a corrective action on the part of administrative personnel.
LEVEL THREE INFRACTION
Acts that are frequent or serious in nature that disrupts the learning environment of the school or acts that pose a threat or danger to the health, safety, or welfare of others on the bus. These acts will require administrative actions which could result in the immediate removal of the student from the bus and possible intervention of other external agencies and/or authorities.