BUS PASS RULES AND REGULATIONS


BUS RULES AND REGULATIONS

REMEMBER:  Student safety depends upon the proper and safe conduct of each individual.  Students are responsible for safekeeping, controlling, and presenting their bus passes.  Students are required to:

  • Use only the designated bus stop and bus assigned.  Any change requires signed parental permission.
  • Arrive at bus stop ten minutes before bus is due.  Behave in an orderly manner at bus stop.  As bus arrives, form a line and stand at least six feet back from curb.  Do not move toward bus until it has come to a complete stop and door is open.
  • Be respectful of neighbors while walking to and from the bus stop and while waiting for the bus.
  • Use only public access on the way to and from the bus stop.  Always obey all traffic laws.
  • Display bus pass to the driver upon boarding the bus.
  • Board the bus, find a seat quickly and remain seated at all times, facing front, while bus is in motion.
  • Follow instructions of the driver.  Drivers may assign seats, assign three to a seat, assign seat mates, and take other actions needed for safe passage of the students.
  • Talk quietly.  Do not shout, yell, use profane language or gestures, fight, or behave in a boisterous manner.
  • Keep all body parts inside the bus.
  • Not eat, drink, or chew gum, while on the bus.
  • Not bring animals, glass objects, or large bulky or hazardous articles of any kind on the bus.  This includes boogie boards, bike wheels, and skateboards.
  • Not litter the bus or engage in vandalism, destruction of property, or graffiti.  Costs will be billed to the student and their parent.
  • Not possess or use tobacco, drugs or alcohol, firearms, knives, explosives, or other dangerous objects abroad the bus.
  • Not light matches, lighters or firecrackers aboard the bus.
  • Not play or tamper with any part of the bus.
  • Not ask driver to discharge students anywhere but at a designated bus stops, in accordance with the law.
  • Remain quiet at the bus stops.
  • When existing the bus, follow the drviers' instructions.  If crossing on the opposite side of the street, always cross in front of the bus, and utilize the crosswalk, obeying all traffic laws.
  • Respect the 10-foot danger zone around the bus

This section is pursuant to Ed. Code Sections 39831.3-39831.5 and Vehicle Code Section 22112.

STUDENT BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINE

All policies and rules regarding safety, behavior, and discipline on the school bus remain in effect.  Parents are encouraged to review the student responsibilities and Durham's rules and regulations with their student(s).  With parent assistance  the cooperation of all student riders, the District is able to continue to provide safe transportation.

ABUSE/MISUSE OF BUS PASS

The following standards of progressive action regarding abuse/misuse of bus transportation are established and are separate from school disciplinary measures.

1.  USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE A STOLEN, FOUND, OR FORGED BUS PASS: 
                1st Offense:   Driver confiscates pass, and privileges are suspended for ten (10) days.
                2nd Offense:  Bus privileges suspended for remainder of school year.

2.  ALLOWING ANOTHER STUDENT TO USE ONE'S OWN BUS PASS:
                1st Offense:   Bus Pass confiscated, attached to bus conduct report, and turned in to school.
                2nd Offense:  Bus privileges suspended for remainder of school year.

3.  USING OR ATTEMPTING TO USE AN EXPIRED BUS PASS:
                1st Offense:   Driver confiscates Bus Pass and issues bus conduct report.
                2nd Offense:  Bus privileges suspended for five (5) days.
                3rd Offense:   Bus privileges suspended for ten (10) days.
                4th Offense:   Bus privileges suspended for remainder of school year.

Possession of any pass which is not the property of the possessor, shall constitute evidence of improper possession and use, or attempted use, and is reason to exercise disciplinary measures.

STUDENTS WITHOUT A BUS PASS

If a student attempts to ride the bus after receiving a no-ride citation, further disciplinary action will be taken.

1.  If the student is not listed on the designated bus stop list and is at the bus stop, student is transported to school, and the driver completes and turns in a Non-Rider Pass form to the school office.

2.  The school office contacts the parent(s) to explain the Transportation Fee Program.

3.  Students without passes may ride home for one day only with purchase of an emergency use coupon if a application is signed on file.

4.  If the student still attempts to ride the bus without a Bus Pass, transportation will be suspended, and the student will not be permitted to board the bus.

FORGOTTEN OR LOST BUS PASS

1.  First occurrence, the driver gives student a Non-Rider Pass form, as formal notification to parent.

2.  Second occurrence, driver gives the student a Non-Rider Pass form and the school contacts the parent.

3.  Third occurrence, the bus driver informs the school to notify parent that the student must have a pass to ride the next day or transportation is denied.

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