File:  JICC

Student Conduct on Buses

The privilege of riding a school bus is contingent upon a student's good behavior and observance of the student code of conduct and established regulations for student conduct both at designated school vehicle stops and on-board school vehicles.

The operator of a school vehicle shall be responsible for safety of the students on the bus, both during the ride and while students are entering or leaving the vehicle.  Students shall be required to conform to all rules concerning discipline safety and behavior while riding in the school vehicle. It is the vehicle operator's duty to notify the supervisor of transportation and the principal of the school involved if any student persists in violating the established rules of conduct.

After due warning has been given to the student and to parents/guardians, the principal or designee, after consultation with the Transportation manager, may withhold from the student the privilege of riding in the school vehicle.  Violation of district policies and regulations while in a school vehicle may also result in the student's suspension or expulsion from school, in accordance with Board policy concerning student suspensions, expulsions and other disciplinary interventions.

LEGAL REF.:    C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2)(a)(I)(B) (discipline code to address conduct in school vehicles

C.R.S. 42-1-102 (88.5) (definition of school vehicle which includes a school bus)

CROSS REFS.: JIC, Student Conduct, and sub codes

JK, Student Discipline, and sub codes

EE-R, Transportation Services

Adopted:  11/14/00

Revised:  9/27/05, 1/24/12, 4/10/12, 08/13/13