• The bus is an extension of the school. In general, all school expectations of behavior and conduct apply to students on the bus.
  • Follow the direction of the bus driver at all times.
  • Be safe at the bus stop and getting on the bus.
    • Be at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
    • Line up in a straight line while waiting for the bus. There should be no pushing or shoving when boarding the bus.
    • Stay off the road at all times while waiting for the bus.
    • Wait for the driver’s hand signal when crossing any street or road with red lights and stop arm.
    • Be a “defensive rider” – put safety first at all times.
  • Remain seated in assigned seat unless driver grants permission to move.
    • Move to the “jump seat” one stop before your own.
    • No kneeling or turning your body completely around. You may speak to others in your seat or across the aisle.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself and inside the bus.
    • Backpacks should be placed on the floor under your legs, or held on your lap.
    • Musical instrument brought on the bus must be held in your lap.
  • Keep the bus neat and orderly.
    • Dispose of waste materials in the basket provided.
    • Cutting, poking holes or drawing on bus seats is vandalism. You will be responsible for paying for the repair or replacement.
    • There is no eating, chewing gum or drinking on the bus.
  • Talk in a normal voice.
    • Use an “indoor” voice for conversation.
    • Keep absolutely quiet when approaching and crossing railroad tracks.
  • The window may be lowered halfway with driver’s permission.
    • Yelling, arms hanging out or throwing things out the bus window is not acceptable.
  • Be polite and respectful of the driver and other riders
    • Swearing, cursing and use of bad language are not appropriate and totally unacceptable.
    • No fighting.
  • Students are not allowed to ride any bus other than their own. With a parent note, signed by school office personnel, you may be able to get off at a different stop on your own bus.
  • The district has equipped all of the buses to run video cameras with audio.

Policy #8600