Discipline Policies

  • Misbehavior on a school bus is taken seriously. It can create an unsafe and/or unpleasant experience for everyone on the bus. It is distracting to the driver and does not begin or end the school day in a positive way for anyone. Students in grades K-12 who do not follow district behavior and safety guidelines may lose their bus driving privileges.

    First Offense

    Warning by bus driver or principal. School Bus Incident Report must be signed by parent and copies returned to school

    Second Offense

    Consultation with involved parties. Rider my lose bus privileges for 3-5 days or until a satisfactory resolution can be achieved among parent/guardian, driver, student rider and principal. School Bus Incident Report must be signed by parent and copies returned to school.

    Third Offense

    Consultation with involved parties. Rider may lose riding privileges for up to 10 days or until a satisfactory resolution can be achieved among parent/guardian, driver, student rider, and principal. School Bus Incident Report must be signed and returned by parent/guardian.

    Immediate Loss of Transportation Privileges

    A student endangering persons and/or property may lose bus riding privileges immediately and for an indefinite period of time. In addition, students may be administered consequences consistent with the district’s Student Rights and Responsibilities discipline procedures. Severe behavior escalates immediately to step 2, 3, or 4 at the district's discretion, based on the severity of the action and/or previous bus violations.

    Students not having lost their riding privileges for the remainder of the school year, but having received conduct slips, will be given a fresh start on February 1.