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Kenowa Hills Public Schools

 

Bus Rules

All Kenowa Hills students who make use of district transportation services must abide by the rules stated below. Students may only ride their assigned bus and they must only ride to and from their designated bus stop, with the exception of those students who have an updated Alternate Transportation Form on file at the Transportation Office for an alternate bus stop.

Video Surveillance Cameras are present on all buses. Personal information and activities recorded are collected and used to maintain a safe and secure environment in schools and on school district property and may be disclosed for law enforcement purposes.

 

  1. Remain 10 ft. from the side of the roadway while waiting for the bus. Do not move toward the bus until bus is completely stopped and doors are opened.
  2. Bus driver may assign students to designated seats.
  3. No eating or drinking on buses.
  4. Remain seated while being transported on the bus. Head, arms, hands or legs may not be extended from the bus windows.
  5. Excessive noise or rowdy behavior on buses, which could cause an accident or jeopardize the safety of others, is forbidden.
  6. Obscene language or gestures directed at others or the bus driver is forbidden.
  7. Fighting, physical aggression, bullying, theft, destruction of property and throwing objects, either within the bus or out bus windows, at other vehicles or students is forbidden.
  8. Possession of any type of tobacco products, matches, lighters, dangerous instruments, weapons, drugs or alcohol on buses is forbidden.

 Note: Other behavior deemed inappropriate may also be subject to discipline. The School District and its designee reserve the right to by-pass any step in the disciplinary process if deemed appropriate.

 

Violation of Rules 1 through 5 will be subject to the disciplinary procedures listed below. 

Violations of Rules 6 through 8, or any conduct that, in the judgment of the bus driver or Supervisor, constituting a major offense and/or seriously endangering the safety and welfare of others will be considered a major rule infraction; therefore by-passing the progressive disciplinary steps below and rendering an immediate suspension of bus privileges up to ten (10) days

 

First Offense: Will result in a verbal warning given by the bus driver to the student, allowing the student to correct their behavior without further action. 

Second Offense: Will result in a call to the parent by the driver and/or Supervisor and a written misconduct form issued. A misconduct report documenting the infraction will be issued and sent home, either with the student or by mail. The student must have their misconduct report signed by a parent/guardian and return it to the bus driver on the next day that the student rides the bus.

Third Offense: Will result in a call to the parent by the driver and/or Supervisor and a second written misconduct form issued. This offense may result in the students’ suspension of bus privileges for up to three (3) days. A misconduct report documenting the suspension will be issued and sent home, either with the student or by mail. The student must have their misconduct report signed by a parent/guardian and return in to the bus driver on the next day that the student rides the bus.

Fourth Offense: Will result in a call to the parent by the driver and/or Supervisor and a third written misconduct form will be issued. This offense may result in the students’ suspension of bus privileges for up to ten (10) days. A misconduct report documenting the suspension will be sent home, either with the student, or by mail. Prior to the student riding the bus again, the parent/guardian and student may be asked to meet with the Supervisor and the bus driver to discuss the student’s behavior and set expectations for the student to continue bus privileges. The student must have their misconduct report signed by a parent/guardian and return it to the bus driver on the next day that the student rides the bus.

Fifth Offense: Will result in a call to the parent by the Supervisor and a fourth written misconduct form will be issued. This offense will result in the parent/guardian and student meeting with the Supervisor and bus driver to discuss the student’s behavior and could result in the students’ possible suspension of bus privileges for the remainder of the semester.

Note: Suspension days are school days. Any appeals must be made through a meeting with the Transportation Supervisor, the bus driver, the parent/guardian and the student.

If parent/guardian has a question or concern about discipline occurring at any step of the procedure shown above, please contact the Transportation Supervisor at jchlebek@khps.org, jchlebek@durhamschoolservices.com or at 616-453-4757 between 6 am-4:30 pm

 

Revised 6/1/14