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School District 25 Policy

Student And Parent Regulations, Rules, And Responsibilities For Students Riding School Buses

Policy 8045
Adopted: April 9, 1985


The privilege of any student to ride a school bus is conditioned upon his/ her good behavior and observance of the following regulations and responsibilities. Transportation time shall be regarded as an extension of the students' school day and the behavior expected in school shall be upheld by the driver and Principal.

  1. Students shall be on time at their designated pick-up area.
  2. Students shall follow the instructions of the bus driver.
  3. To keep the bus safe:
    1. KEEP NOISE LOW;
    2. KEEP HANDS TO SELF AND IN THE BUS;
    3. KEEP THE EMERGENCY DOOR CLOSED UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY.
  4. To keep the bus clean and safe:
    1. FOOD SHALL NOT BE CONSUMED;
    2. DRINKS SHALL NOT BE CONSUMED;
    3. TOBACCO, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE PROHIBITED.

Failure to observe bus rules will result in disciplinary action by the Principal. The school bus driver has the authority to enforce the above regulations as well as to issue necessary oral directives which shall be complied with by students. The students shall conduct themselves on the school bus as they would in the classroom except that reasonable conversation is permissible. The bus driver is required to report those students who violate bus regulations to the school Principal who will take appropriate disciplinary action.

Continued disorderly conduct or refusal to submit to the authority of the bus driver and obey these regulations shall be sufficient reason to refuse the student transportation service. When it becomes necessary to refuse a student this service due to misconduct, the school Principal shall notify the parent in writing of the action taken. The bus driver then shall not permit the student to board the bus again until the parent has given assurance to the Principal of future good conduct on the part of the student. The school Principal shall then notify the bus driver to permit the student renewed riding privileges. Parents shall be responsible for providing transportation for their child who has been suspended from riding the school bus.

Students who damage any part of the school bus will be subject to disciplinary action by the school Principal. Parents will be required to pay for the damage or students will not be allowed to ride the bus.