PURSUING EXCELLENCE ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
TRANSPORTATION | CONDUCT AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Conduct and Discipline Guidelines
Students, parents, and guardians are expected to show respect to others at all times. Parents/guardians should remind students that the school bus is a privilege which may be revoked for anyone who does not follow the rules. Parents/guardians are not allowed to board the bus for any reason. Bus drivers are prohibited from letting students off at any stop other than that for which they are scheduled unless they have written permission from the school or Board of Education.
Items which are allowed by the student’s school are allowed on the bus, so long as they do not block the bus aisle or emergency exit. No drugs, tobacco, alcohol, weapons, aerosol cans or dangerous objects (e.g. lighters) are allowed. Students found to have prohibited items in their possession will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from school.
Lost and Found
Items left on the bus will be kept for one week. Students may ask the driver or call the Board of Education at 860-827-2200. Neither the Board of Education nor the bus companies will be held liable for lost items.
Expected Behavior on Busses
All students are expected to do the following:
- Walk to their bus safely.
- Board the bus in an orderly fashion and take their seats promptly.
- Share seats with others and remain seated until their designated stop.
- Use appropriate language and respectful speaking voices at all times.
- Keep hands, feet, and belongings inside the bus and to themselves.
- Follow the directions and be respectful of the bus driver who is responsible for the safety of all passengers.
- While the bus is in motion, do not stand, change seats or distract the driver in any way.
- Keep all parts of your body and objects to yourself.
- Do not block the aisle or emergency exit, litter, or damage the bus in any way.
Poor Behavior on Busses
Students who have been observed by the bus driver or bus monitor to have damaged a school bus, for whom it has been necessary to discipline for inappropriate behavior while being transported, or have otherwise been suspended or expelled from school may have their transportation privileges suspended by the school principal (or designee), the Pupil Services Department, and/or be investigated by the Transportation Department before action is taken. The length of suspension shall be commensurate with the action which necessitated the suspension of transportation. Should transportation privileges be suspended, the student’s parents or guardians shall be notified of the revocation of transportation privileges and be responsible for the student’s transportation until transportation is reinstated. Repeated transportation suspensions may result in a termination of transportation for the duration of the academic year. Remember that transportation is a privilege and not a right.