Bus Discipline Action Plan
The discipline steps listed below are the ones normally followed to correct inappropriate behavior. However, steps may be altered if the behavior requires a more severe disciplinary action.
DRIVER ACTIONS: For minor disruptive misbehavior that may include: safety violations; name-calling eating/drinking on the bus; noise distractions; or other inappropriate behavior, the driver may enforce the bus discipline action plan.
FIRST OFFENSE: Provide a verbal warning by the Driver.
SECOND OFFENSE: The Driver will place the student (per same offense) in an assigned seat for an appropriate amount of time. Determine reasonable time (i.e 1 week, etc). Student must be informed of how long they will be in the assigned seat. In addition, a Parent Contact Form will be given to the student for a Parent/Guardian to sign and return (yellow and white goes home in an envelope). If the contact form is not returned in an appropriate amount of time (the morning of the 2nd day). Parent(s) will be contacted.
THIRD OFFENSE: Conduct Report completed (per same offense) by the driver (monitor). The Parent/Guardian will be contacted, and a warning of bus suspension given. If necessary, a conference with the student at school via the School Administrator or other School Staff. This could also include review of bus video or any combination of the above. Disciplinary actions may include bus suspension or other appropriate disciplinary actions. Parent/Guardian will be notified of all bus suspensions.
ANOTHER OFFENSE: If another offense occurs with the same student other than the above, a Conduct Report completed by the Driver (monitor) and turned into the Discipline Department immediately following the route of incident. Parent/Guardian contact will be made with a warning of bus suspension.
ANOTHER OFFENSE: Conduct Report completed by the Driver and turned into the Discipline Department. After the sequence of suspensions (3, 5, and 10) and depending on school term, a recommendation for the termination of bus-riding privileges for the remainder of the semester or the end year will be discussed with school Administrator.
Major Behavior Problems
Behaviors including, yet not limited to fighting, bullying, possession of a weapon (i.e., knife or toy gun), vaping/smoking of any substance, vandalism, throwing objects in the bus or out of the bus windows, profanity or obscene gestures, disrespect toward the driver or other students, and any other distractions or disruptions to a driver can affect student safety and bypass the steps listed above. Bus suspension or termination of service may be assigned by Conduct-Discipline Supervisor, Director, Assistant Director, and/or Administrative Staff.