1. STUDENTS MUST:
a) Follow the driver’s directions the FIRST time they are given.
b) Keep their hands, feet and objects to themselves.
c) Stay in their seat unless directed to do otherwise.
d) Talk quietly, using only appropriate language.
e) Be at the bus stop 5 minutes before scheduled leave time.
f) Not eat or drink on the bus.
g) Not bully or intimidate others.
h) Not smoke, vape, take drugs or alcohol on the bus and/or at the bus stop.
2. Non-registered students may ride on the bus provided there is room on the bus and they have written permission from the principal. Studens without signed permission will be denied a ride on the bus.
3. Elementary students wanting to disembark at a stop other than their designated stop must provide a permission slip, signed by the principal.
A student whose behaviour contravenes these values or whose actions distract the driver; cause to have the potential to cause harm or discomfort to self or others, is subject to disciplinary action, which may include the following:
Verbal warning from the bus driver (initially in routine situations).
Issue of a School Bus Incident Report:
Suspension of bus privileges.
Some examples of actions that could result in suspension for an undetermined length of time are as follows: issued for repeated offences or for striking another person; fighting; vandalism; spitting; throwing objects out bus windows; lighting matches or other flammable objects; possession/use of laser pointer; possession/use of weapons; unauthorized use of emergency equipment; unauthorized exit through rear emergency door; and other serious contraventions of the bus rules.
If a student receives a suspension an interview with school district staff may occur. Incidents of a serious nature may result in immediate action.