Rules and Expectations

 

Rules and Expectations for students are directly related to student SAFETY. The SAFEST ride possible will be provided by the school district through the COOPERATION of the students, parents and driver. These rules are enforced by the transportation staff. The bus driver MUST be able to keep his or her FULL attention on driving the bus; therefore these rules are in place and are taken seriously by the school district. Your child must realize that riding the bus is a privilege and permission to continue to ride can be withdrawn at anytime if conduct and order are unruly. Students who violate safety procedures and rules will have consequences for their actions.
Students will not be allowed to get on or off the bus anywhere other than their own stop. Non-registered riders will not be permitted to ride the school bus WITHOUT written permission. Written permission can simply be a written note by the parent or guardian giving permission to do so. The note must include the student’s name, the date and location of the stop. The student can then take the note into the school office and obtain a BUS PASS. The bus pass will then be presented to the driver before the student loads the bus.
The driver WILL ONLY ACCEPT THE BUS PASS FROM THE SCHOOL.

 

School Bus Rules

In an effort to be consistent with school rules and for safety concerns, cell phone usage on the buses is PROHIBITED. (except in extreme emergency situations)

Students who choose to use their cell phones may have their phones confiscated. If this happens the student’s parent will need to come to the transportation department to pick them up.

Referrals MAY be written if students continue to use phones.

DO NOT EAT ANY FOOD, INCLUDING GUM, CANDY AND COUGHDROPS OR DRINK / ANY OTHER LIQUID OTHER THAN WATER WHILE ON THE BUS.

A school bus with undisciplined passengers is a hazardous bus. Student misbehavior can lead to accidents and/or injuries. The driver must concentrate on the driving task at hand and CANNOT be expected to constantly supervise students while the bus is in motion. Therefore, for the SAFE operation of the school bus, it is the student’s RESPONSIBILITY to obey the following rules:

• Students will follow directions of their bus driver. This demonstrates RESPECT to those with authority who are trying to keep us SAFE or maintain order.These rules are in place for the SAFE operation of CCSD school buses.

•  Arrive at the stop least 5 minutes before the pick up time.

• Take your seat quickly and quietly Sit facing forward at all times

• Talk in classroom voices

• Keep hands, feet and other objects to yourself

• Keep aisle clear at ALL times

• Keep ALL parts of your body and ALL other items inside the bus

• Remain seated while the bus is moving

• Ask permission before opening and closing windows

• RESPECT other people and their personal property on the bus and at the bus      stops

•  No animals, reptiles, insects, etc. or large items allowed

•  SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, LARGE BAND INSTRUMENTS or similar items are NOT allowed on the bus

•  Use appropriate language and proper hand gestures at all times toward students, driver and general public

Students will be totally silent at ALL railroad crossings. The driver is REQUIRED by law to “LOOK and LISTEN” after establishing silence on the bus. This is a NON-NEGOTIABLE SAFETY issue and a major offense when broken.

Property damage to the school bus or other person’s possessions will be reported to the police.  Restitution will be made for any damage which occurs to a school bus. Failure to make restitution will result in denial of all school bus privileges for one full school year.

The following items are examples of things NOT allowed but it is not a definitive list:

Defiance

* FIGHTING or ROWDY Behavior
* SPITTING of any kind
* BULLYING/HARASSMENT
* THROWING anything from the bus
* Light emitting devices on the bus
(laser lights, lighters, matches, noisemakers, etc.)
* Tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol, prescription or non- prescription drugs.
* Weapons of ANY kind

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