Be on time
at the bus stop (5-10 minutes before the scheduled pick
an orderly manner at the bus stop.
least 15 feet from where the bus will stop and away from
traffic so that the driver can see you.
Wait for a
complete stop before crossing the road or attempting to board
Cross the bus at least ten feet in front
of the bus and wait for the driver’s hand signal before
crossing. ALWAYS look
both ways before crossing.
exit the bus in an orderly fashion.
your seat, facing forward, and in your own space.
keep the bus clean.
or drinking on the bus (increase in allergy issues and choking
hands, and objects inside the windows.
of your belongings and check your seat before exiting.
the property of others, including the bus.
from using profane, lewd, vulgar or abusive language or
from actions and activities that may distract the driver.
Follow all directions from the driver or
To ensure safety,
students may not bring large objects on the bus (including large
Animals are prohibited
from being transported.
Consequences of not obeying the
Riding the bus is a privilege.
For the safety of all, it is imperative that children obey
the rules. There are
three levels of infractions:
A misbehavior that represents a minor infraction.
A misbehavior whose frequency or seriousness tends to
diminish the driver’s authority or if continued would pose a
threat to the safety of the students and driver.
A misbehavior whose consequences incur monetary damage or
poses a threat to the health and safety of others.
Loud or inappropriate
Eating or drinking on
Leaving a mess on the
Standing or changing
seats while the bus is in motion
documented and parent is notified
loss of bus privilege
Using obscene language
Behaving in a way that is deemed to be bullying
Running around the bus/climbing over seats
Refusal to follow the driver’s or monitor’s
Minor damage/vandalism (e.g. writing on seats)
Behavior is documented and parent is notified
Progressive loss of
Serious vandalism (for
example. cutting seats)
Fighting on the bus
Opening emergency exits
Throwing an object at the
bus driver or monitor
toward the driver or monitor that includes the use of profanity and
Possession of a weapon,
drugs, or alcohol
1. Immediate loss of bus
school (ISS and/or OSS)
Long term loss of
Referral to the