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Student Bus Conduct

1. STUDENTS MUST:
  • Follow the driver’s directions the FIRST time they are given.
  • Keep their hands, feet and objects to themselves.
  • Stay in their seat unless directed to do otherwise.
  • Talk quietly, using only appropriate language.
  • Be at the bus stop 10 minutes before scheduled leave time.
  • Not eat or drink on the bus.
  • Not bully or intimidate others.
  • Not smoke, vape, take drugs or alcohol on the bus and/or at the bus stop
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2. "One of" rides are not being permitted at this time.
 
3. Elementary students wanting to disembark at a stop other than their designated stop must provide a permission slip, signed by the principal.
 
4.  A student whose behaviour or actions distracts the driver; or causes 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
  • Written warning
  • Suspension of bus privileges
 
Some examples of actions that could result in suspension for an undetermined length of time are as follows. Repeated offences, striking another person, fighting, vandalism, spitting, throwing objects out bus windows, vaping, 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.