1. All rules and regulations as stated in the Student Code of Conduct will be in effect on all buses while students are being transported to and from school, as approved by the Board of Education and stated in the Secondary Level Parent-Student Handbook.
2. The driver is in full charge of the bus and students. Students must obey and show respect to the driver. On field trips, the teacher, sponsor, or coach is in charge of student discipline.
4. It is recommended that students wait for the bus to arrive on the same side of the street as they reside. Students are to always cross the road in front of the bus and to wait for the driver’s signal before crossing.
5. Students are to enter or leave the bus in an orderly manner, only at the front door, after the bus has come to a complete stop - except in case of an emergency. Students must not tamper with the emergency exits.
6. Students are to remain seated at all times and may leave the bus only at the consent of the driver. The driver has the right to assign students to certain seats to promote order on the bus.
8. Student conversation and behavior should not be loud and distracting to the driver. Swearing, vulgar language or gestures are not permitted.
9. No eating, drinking, or chewing gum will be allowed on the bus. Life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) may result requiring immediate medical treatment. Exception: Students with diabetes or hypoglycemia (with physician documentation on file with the school district.)
10. Due to allergies, asthma, sensitivity, and environmental illnesses that may require immediate medical intervention; perfume, cologne, hair/body sprays, deodorant, air fresheners, or any other chemical are not permitted on the bus.
11. Failure to show respect verbally (threatening, antagonizing, provoking, teasing, etc.) and failure to show respect physically (kicking, tripping, pushing, shoving, hitting, biting, spitting, etc.) to other students will not be permitted.
13. Complete silence must prevail at railroad crossings according to state law. Absolutely no talking or noise is permitted.
14. Parents must call the Transportation Office on a daily basis for permission for their student to get off the bus, on the same bus route, at any place other than their designated bus stop. Students may not ride a bus other than their assigned bus. Bus passes are not permitted.
15. Students that ride a transfer bus to the middle school must ride home on their assigned bus. High school students that miss their transfer bus may not walk to the middle school to board their bus. They must call a parent or emergency contact
17. Recreational items are not allowed on the bus. Examples are: skateboards, snowboards, sleds, etc.
18. Electronic devices such as games and music type devices with headphones may be allowed with permission of the driver. Cellular phones or any other type of communication device capable of texting, talking or displaying images, video or any
type of messaging must be turned off at all times while on the bus. Laser pens and pointers are absolutely forbidden at all times.
19. Guns, weapons, sharp or dangerous objects, matches/lighters, tobacco, alcohol, illegal substances, fireworks, or flammable items are not permitted on the bus.
20. Band instruments must be small enough that the student can hold them on their lap or it may be resting on the floor between their legs. They cannot take up seat space or block aisles. Large instruments will have to be transported by parents. The
following instruments are not allowed on buses: baritonehorns, base clarinets, cellos, drums (and cases), euphoniums, guitars, tenor or baritone saxophones or tubas.
21. Glass projects, glass or breakable containers, live animals/insects are not permitted on the bus.
22. When long-term absence is anticipated , parents are encouraged to notify the Transportation Department by calling 810-626-2175.
Infractions of the above rules could result in disciplinary action. Disciplinary actions include the issuance of a Violation Ticket, short or long term suspension from the bus, short or long-term suspension from school, expulsion from school and the filing of charges with law enforcement authorities. Buses are equipped with video equipment and students may be monitored at any time to ensure a safe bus ride and to help with discipline. Due to confidentiality laws, parents are not permitted to view videotapes from buses. Parents may request another administrator to view the tape on their behalf.