School Bus Disciplinary Procedures

Disclaimer:
The disciplinary procedures outlined below are for violations of school bus regulations as outlined in school board policy 711.2R1: Student Conduct on School Transportation Regulation #1- #20.

Incidences of more severe behavioral issues including, but not limited to, fighting, possession of weapons, possession of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or look-alike substances, will be immediately referred by the driver to the principal. The principal, at his/her discretion, may enact any disciplinary action that is reasonable regardless of the number of previous violations.

1st Violation
The driver will give a verbal warning to the student and may assign the student a specific seat assignment.

2nd Violation
The driver will assign the student to a specific seat, and will call the parents to discuss the student's behavior. The driver will also advise the principal of the disciplinary situation.

3rd Violation
The driver will address the behavior violation with the student and will complete and send a written warning notice to the principal. The principal will meet with the student and will sign and send the warning notice to the parent. The warning notice will inform the parent and student that the next violation will result in the loss of bus riding privileges.

4th Violation
The driver will address the behavior violation with the student and will complete and send a second written warning notice to the principal. The principal will meet with the student and will sign and send the warning notice to the parent. The student will lose bus- riding privileges for three school days.

5th Violation
The driver will address the behavior violation with the student and will complete and send a third written warning notice to the principal. The principal will notify the parents and will arrange a meeting with the student, parents, driver, and the principal. The student will lose bus-riding privileges for ten school days.

6th Violation
The driver will address the behavior violation with the student and will complete and send a fourth written warning notice to the principal. The principal will meet with the student and will call and/or meet with the parents to personally inform them that: the student has lost bus-riding privileges for the remainder of the school year. If the student legally qualifies to ride a school bus due to exceeding the state-determined distance from home to his/her school attendance center, and no other means are available to transport the student to school, the parents may petition the Board of Education to resolve the matter in an alternative manner.

Supervision Expectations of Sponsors, Coaches, Teachers and Chaperones

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1 Be Ahead of Time
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Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be ready to help supervise the boarding of the bus ahead of the scheduled departure time.
2 Be Sure That Everyone is Respectful
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Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all who are riding the bus are courteous to each other and the bus driver.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all who are riding the bus do not damage or take the property of others or school property.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all personal items and/or garbage of all who are riding the bus are removed from the bus upon departure.
3 Be Sure That the Trip is Safe
Bus Disciplinary Procedures
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all who are riding the bus to follow the bus driver's directions.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all who are riding the bus sit down in an appropriate seat when the bus is moving.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all who are riding the bus do not to distract the bus driver while s/he is driving.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure that all who are riding the bus do not to bring anything on the bus that is illegal to possess or would cause somebody harm.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure to report any safety problems to the bus driver.
4 Be Helpful
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Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure to help those who need assistance
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure to sit and help supervise from the front, middle and back of the bus.
Bus Disciplinary Procedures Be sure assist the bus driver whenever it is requested