Student Conduct - Bus

Rules And Regulations For School Bus Students #JICC

The school bus is an extension of the classroom and rules regarding behavior are the same as in school. Students who violate any of the rules and regulations for school bus students may, at the discretion of the administration, have their bus privileges suspended and/or be disciplined through the school as defined in the discipline section of this handbook.   

The bus driver should be considered to have complete authority over students as it is the bus drivers' responsibility to deliver students safely to and from school.  

Students who ride the school bus should be familiar with the following:

  • Students should be on time for the bus but not arrive at the stop earlier than 10 minutes before the time at which the bus usually arrives.
  • Students waiting for buses shall not go on private property or cause any damage to such property. 
  • Students should remain well back from the roadway while awaiting the arrival of the bus. Start loading the bus only at the direction of the driver.
  • Students shall enter the bus in an orderly fashion and go directly to a seat and remain seated until their destination is reached and the bus is stopped. 
  • Students shall be picked up and dropped off only at their regularly scheduled stops. 
  • Students shall cooperate with and be courteous to the driver and to fellow students. 
  • Students shall not vandalize damage or deface the buses or the property of other students. 
  • No disturbing the driver by any means – there shall be no shouting, vulgar language, roughhousing, or throwing things on the bus.
  • There shall be no eating or drinking on the bus.  Students who have a current accommodation for a 504 plan, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), have specific medical conditions or approved sensory diets are exempt from this rule.
  • All articles such as athletic equipment, books, musical instruments, etc. must be kept out of the aisles and off of the seat.  Items must be small enough to fit under the seat in front of the student or the items will not be permitted on the bus. 
  • Students shall not throw anything out of a window. Students shall keep their hands, arms and heads inside the bus at all times. 
  • The emergency door is to be used for EMERGENCY USE ONLY 

Bus drivers must notify the building principal or administrator in charge of discipline when an infraction of the rules occurs.  This notification must be written on a Bus Conduct Report Form as approved by the Business Office.

Approved by School Committee and added to Student Handbooks on 07-20-21

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