Consequences for inappropriate behavior
- A student may be suspended from bus riding privileges if his/her conduct interferes with bus safety or violates bus riding rules and regulations. If a bus driver recommends to the principal, or designee, that a student be suspended from riding, the school principal will be notified of such recommendation in writing. If suspension from bus riding privileges is deemed necessary by the principal/designee, such recommendation will be sent to the district transportation supervisor who will forward said recommendation to the Superintendent of Schools for a final decision.
- Disciplinary action or suspension of a student from bus riding privileges will be documented by using the Bus Conduct Report Form. Bus Conduct Reports are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. However, consequences for inappropriate behavior within the school year will generally be as follows:
First Report: The student will speak to the assistant principal or principal.
Second Report: The assistant principal or principal will call the parent/guardian.
Third Report: Bus privileges will be denied for up to five school days.
- Serious infractions, at the discretion of the principal, may be cause for recommending suspension after only one or two reports.
- If there is persistent inappropriate behavior after a child has lost bus privileges for one week, he or she may lose bus privileges for a period of 20 days.
- If there is a concern regarding student behavior on your child's bus, it may be necessary for the school district and/or Mid-City Transit to videotape the children.