Acceptable behavior on bus
Acceptable behavior of pupil passengers is as follows:
A. At the bus stop:
1.) Arrive on time, but not too early; five mins. before scheduled time.)
2.) Treat the adjacent residents' property with respect and consideration.
3.) Have regard for the hazards and rights of motorists. Do not play or stand in the street.
B. During the loading and unloading process:
1.) When crossing the street to a stopped bus, cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus. (NEVER behind the bus!)
2.) Use the front door. The rear exit is to be used for emergencies only.
3.) Wait for an approaching bus at least ten feet from where the school bus is to come to a complete stop. NEVER rush towards a moving bus or crowd and push to board the vehicle. If you are not going to cross the street after leaving the bus, move back from the curb to allow the bus to continue on its route without danger to you.
C. On the bus:
1.) Obey the directions of the driver.
2.) Take seats promptly and remain seated until time to unload and the bus has come to a complete stop. Keep the aisles clear. Seats may be assigned to pupils at the discretion of the driver.
3.) The "noise" level permitted may consist of quiet talking. When directed to be silent, respond immediately and completely.
4.) Bus windows may be open when approved by the driver. Windows are to be closed at schools. Do not extend arms or head out of the window or throw anything out of the window since personal injury may occur.
5.) Do not tamper with or damage the bus.
6.) Flame or spark producing devices are not allowed on the school bus.
7.) Glass and other articles, which could result in danger to passengers, shall not be transported on buses.
8.) Items to be carried on the school bus cannot protrude into the aisle, extend above the seat back, or occupy space of another student.
9.) Animals/pets, living or otherwise, are strictly prohibited on vehicles transporting students.
10.) Misrepresenting one's identity shall constitute misconduct.
Elementary students will not be discharged at places other than their regular bus stop unless by written authorization from parent/guardian or school official, and then, only at designated bus stops.