X.c.Bus Conduct Reports
Violations of rules of bus transportation may require the driver to issue a bus conduct report, which shall be sent to the student’s administrator.
- High school students (Grades 7-12): White cards are written and sent directly to the appropriate administrator. The administrator shall then investigate the precipitating causes for the student’s violation for the rules set forth herein.
- Elementary Students (Grades K – 6): Bus conduct reports are separated into two categories – Blue Cards (Minor incident) and Yellow Cards (Major Incident). With every blue card written parent contact will be made, driver will speak with student and seat changes will be made if necessary. 3 blue cards are written before a yellow card. Yellow cards are sent directly to the administrator. Behavior that presents a concern for student safety may result in immediate referral to administration without following the steps outlined above.
If the administrator determines that the student’s behavior is in violation of the rules set forth herein and or his/her behavior endangers the safety of himself/herself or others, the administration shall notify the superintendent and the student’s parents or guardian and may arrange a conference with the administrator and or superintendent of schools, the bus driver and/or the transportation supervisor, the student, and his/her parent or guardian. The Administrator or the Superintendent of Schools may temporarily suspend the student from riding the bus pending the conference of the above-named parties and the administrator shall notify the student’s parent or guardian prior to such suspension.
If the administration determines that the driver or another individual is the cause of the incident, the Superintendent of Schools shall be notified by the school administrator and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The student and his/her parent or guardian will be notified of the school administrator’s determination.