Student Information/Bus Rules
The following is taken from Campbell County School District's Transportation policy, view the full policy here.
BASIC BUS RULES
STUDENT AND PARENT INFORMATION
Follow the driver's/aide's instructions:.
1. Stay seated, face forward, and keep the aisle.
2. Keep hands and feet to yourself.
3. Talk Foul language, and unruly behavior is not permitted.
4. Students will be required to maintain silence at all railroad crossings.
EATING AND DRINKING ON THE BUS
For safety reasons, food and beverages may not be allowed on daily local busing. Exceptions may be allowed for confirmed medical health conditions. (CCSD Policy 5128-R)
BUS STOP SAFETY (refer to page 10)
1. Arrive at the bus stop five minutes
2. Stand at least 10 feet away from the edge of the
3. Please wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's ok before stepping onto the
4. Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting
5. Walk in front of the bus; never walk behind the bus.
6. Walk on the sidewalk or along the side of the road to a point at least 10 feet ahead.
7. Be sure the driver can see you, and you can see the
8. Stop at the edge of the bus and look left-right-left before
9. Tell the bus driver if you drop something beside the Should you try to pick it up, the bus driver may not see you and drive away.
10. Students should only get on and off at assigned.
Students are to form a line as the bus pulls up and are not to push or shove each other for the apparent reason that pushing and shoving can result in injury or a student getting pushed under the bus's wheels.
Please ask your students never to chase after a bus to get on it. We are highly concerned that a student may fall, or in some manner, not be seen and be injured by the moving bus. The student missed the bus once the doors shut, and the bus moved away from the parked position.
When this occurs at a school, the student should return to the school and make the appropriate calls. Parents/guardians should have in place proper remedies should the student miss the bus at their stop and discuss these with the student.
Once inside the bus, the student is to proceed directly to their seat and be seated so all students may get onto the bus in a timely manner. Assigned seating is recommended and supported on all school buses. If the student leaves the bus after entering it, they may be left behind as the bus will not wait for them to return.
Students are allowed 5-10 minutes to load onto the bus after school. This short loading period is necessary to maintain schedules between secondary and elementary routes in the afternoon. Students who are late will be left behind and will have to go back to the school and arrange for a ride.
Windows will be up on the sidewalk side of the bus during loading after school. To prevent the negative interaction (spitting and grabbing) that may occur as other students pass along outside the bus. Violation of this rule can result in loss of riding privileges. Street-side windows may be open as needed. After the bus pulls away from the stop, the other windows may be open. Students are not allowed to hang any part of their body out of a bus window or throw anything out of a window.
Harassment issues, especially student-to-student, will be dealt with and monitored on the bus. Student rights dictate a respectable and safe ride home. These issues can be challenging to address and require good communication between district personnel, parents, and students. Seat assignments of elementary buses are made with a maximum of three to a seat. Secondary bus seat assignments are made with a maximum of two to a seat. Students are not allowed to stand while the bus is in motion.
Inappropriate use of cell phones/electronics are prohibited.
STUDENT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
Good student behavior management requires the cooperation of the school: Principal, Transportation Office, bus driver, bus assistant, parent, and student. The driver is responsible for maintaining student behavior management on the school bus. Four basic bus rules are posted on every bus. There shouldn't be any issues, ff students can follow these four rules:
1. Follow the driver's/aide's direction.
2. Stay seated, face forward, and keep the aisle.
3. Keep hands and feet to yourself and out of the aisle.
4. Talk Foul language, and unruly behavior is not permitted.
Bus drivers have an essential job to perform for the safety of our students. Sometimes drivers may need to have a few additional rules or assigned seating to manage their route.
CCSD utilizes a progressive step system for student misbehavior that has occurred on the bus:
1. Verbal Warning (s)
2. Written Warning (s)
3. Loss of bus privileges (1 day to multiple days) Bus discipline reports may be sent home for you to review and sign. Please, contact transportation with any questions. These steps generally will be used in order but can be adjusted or skipped depending on the severity and context of the infraction. If we have transported a student to school, every effort will be made to transport the student home, and consequences will start the following day.
Drivers are to report all disciplinary problems to the Transportation office and/or parents using the Bus Discipline Report as soon as possible. If the problem persists, additional reports will be filed, and the driver should discuss the matter with a supervisor.
Any time a bus conduct report is filled out, there should also be a call to the parent from the driver; this is very important if a student has lost bus riding privileges.
A driver may refuse to allow a student on the bus if there is evidence that the student will endanger the other students or the driver. Possession of a dangerous weapon would be an example of grounds for denying a student access. If a student is denied entrance onto a bus, the driver will report this immediately to the office and complete a Bus Conduct Report.
A school bus is an extension of the classroom. Transportation will collaborate with school personnel on student behavior management. A student who creates a serious behavior infraction/safety violation may be taken off the bus by personnel in a school or en route by a supervisor or law enforcement official.
Fighting will generally result in both parties involved losing bus privileges. Hitting or tripping is unacceptable behavior.
Students loading and unloading must have clear access to the aisle. Sitting students will keep their feet and knees out of the aisle. Blocking the aisle creates a safety hazard and may result in the loss of bus privileges.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON THE BUS:
Articles are commonly used or designed to inflict bodily harm or intimidate other persons. Examples are firearms, knuckles, knives, chains, clubs, etc.
Articles designed for other purposes but which are being used or threatened to be used to inflict bodily harm or intimidate. Examples are belts, combs, pencils, files, scissors, spray aerosol, etc.
A Student who has caused injury to another person with a weapon, intended or unintended, will be subjective to disciplinary and/or legal action. (District Policy 5260)
Possession of a weapon on school property, on a school bus, or at any school-sponsored activity is prohibited. A student found to be in possession of a weapon on school premises before, during, or after school, or at any school-sponsored activity will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action. (District Policy 5260)
LARGE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & BIG PROJECTS:
Instruments will be accommodated wherever possible, depending on the bus. Large instruments such as bass fiddles, tubas, or large drums are too big for the bus unless special circumstances exist.
Students are expected to follow the same rules as on regular bus rides. Generally, the teacher or sponsor will be in charge of students on field trips.