Policy Code: EEACC
Adoption Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES
The teacher/supervisor on a bus is responsible for discipline. On regular routes, the driver is both driver and supervisor. Students riding school buses shall follow regulations developed by the Iron County School District.
STUDENT CONDUCT RULES:
- Be careful in approaching bus stops. Always walk on the left, toward oncoming traffic. Cross the street only after the bus driver has signaled that it is safe to do so. Do not approach the bus before it has come to a complete stop.
- Be on time for the bus -- help keep the bus on schedule.
- Students will be picked up at designated stops and returned to designated stops.
- Remain at the school until the bus arrives to pick up students.
- Be seated without disturbing others, and remain seated while the bus is moving.
- Obey the driver's suggestions promptly. He/she and other assigned district personnel have complete charge of students while on the bus.
- Help keep the school bus clean and sanitary.
- Do not touch first aid equipment or fire extinguishers without driver permission.
- Treat school bus equipment in a respectful manner. Students and parents will be responsible for any vandalism to school property.
- Use emergency doors only for emergencies.
- Do not bring any animal(s) on the bus, with the exception of service animals as described in policy EAC.
- Seats can be assigned in which each student will be seated at all times, unless permission to change is given by the driver.
- Keep head, arms, and hands inside the bus at all times.
- Be courteous and respectful towards fellow pupils and bus driver.
- Keep all books and personal belongings out of the aisle.
- Do not engage in loud talking, laughing, or any other disruptive behavior, which might divert the attention of the bus driver and possibly cause a serious accident.
- Do not have possession of or use tobacco, drugs, or alcohol on the bus.
- Do not have anything in your possession that may cause injury to another person (Including, but not limited to, any type of weapons or firearms as defined in the safe school policy).
- Soda pop, candy or food may not be eaten on the bus unless otherwise instructed by the trip supervisor.
DUE PROCESS FOR BREAKING BUS RULES:
- Breaking bus rules will result in the implementation of appropriate consequences.
- Consequences will usually follow a set procedure ranging from a verbal warning to permanent expulsion from the bus (see EEACC-E).
- Serious offenses, such as actions that endanger others, violate safe school policy or involve verbal abuse toward a bus driver, will automatically result in some loss of riding privileges.