SCHOOL BUS DISCIPLINE PROCEDURE
Level Two: Disruptive Conduct
Disruptive conduct includes those activities in which students engage that are directed against persons or property and the consequences of which tend to endanger the health or safety of themselves or others. Some instances of disruptive conduct may overlap certain criminal offenses, justifying both administrative sanctions and court proceedings.
Acts of disruptive conduct may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Fighting (physical contact)
- Stealing (under 50) student will be responsible for restoring the property
- Making threats against others
- Defacing property (damage 50-100 dollars student will be responsible for restoring the property before they can ride bus)
- Spitting, harassing, threatening, intimidating, or physically abusing or hitting anyone
- Using profanity, abusive language, and/or obscene gestures directed at school official
- Acting in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the school bus
- Refusing to obey school personnel or agents (such as volunteer aides or chaperons) whose responsibilities include the supervision of students
- Throwing objects out of the bus without inflicting damage/injury
- Occupying or blocking the school bus in any way with the intent to deprive others of its use
- Operating an electronic devices radio or other audio device, a video, or other such devices that jeopardies the safety of others
- Inappropriate use of video is prohibited
- Tobacco / Vapors Pipes / Electronic Cigarettes
- Verbal sexual harassment
- Acting in any other manner that interferes with the safe delivery of student transportation services
- Blatant refusal to obey a reasonable request of school administrator/ transportation administrator consequence as demanded appropriate by administrator.
Consequences for Level Two
1st - 3 day suspension
2nd - 5 day suspension
3rd - 10 day suspension
4th - 15 day suspension
5th - 20 day suspension (Meeting with Transportation Administration before student can ride bus)
6th - Accumulation of level two violation will result in automatic suspension from bus school and will result in referral to the District Hearing Officer.
Level 3: Criminal Conduct (combines with school)
Criminal conduct includes those activities in which students engage that result in violence to themselves or to another’s person or property or that pose a direct and serious threat to the safety of themselves or others in or around the school bus and at the school bus stop while the bus is present. These activities usually require administrative actions that result not only in the immediate permanent removal of the student from the school bus and the school but also in the intervention of law enforcement authorities and/or in action by the board.
Acts of criminal conduct include, but are not limited to, the following on school-supervised property, equipment (including state- and district-owned school buses) and at school bus stops when the school bus is present:
- Assault and battery, extortion
- A bomb threat or other threat that directly endangers the safety of a person or the school bus
- The possession, use, or transfer of a weapon
- Sexual offenses physical (school SRO will be notified)
- The defacement or vandalism of property that results damages over $100 (student will be responsible for restoring the property)
- The theft, possession, or sale of stolen property (over $50 student will be responsible for restoring the property)
- Arson or the threat of arson
- Threat to the bus driver, aide/monitor, a teacher, principal, or the district’s design
- Violation of the District Drug Policy. (Suspension or expulsion from school and bus)
- Any student that takes an inappropriate picture or video on their cell phone and shares it with other students or uses any cell phone features (including text messages) that causes a disruption of the learning environment could result in a student recommendation for expulsion.
Consequences for Level Three
Any level 3 offenses will result in automatic suspension from bus /school and could result in referral to the District Hearing Office.