STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION
Students utilizing school transportation shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner fitting to their age level and maturity with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of the school vehicle driver and the other passengers. Students who fail to behave in an orderly manner will be subject to disciplinary measures.
The driver shall have the authority to maintain order on the school vehicle. It shall be the responsibility of the driver to report repeated misconduct to the building administrator and the parents.
The Board supports the use of video cameras on school buses used for transportation to and from school as well as for field trips, curricular or extracurricular events, if necessary. The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior and may be used as evidence in a student disciplinary proceeding. The videotapes are student records subject to school district confidentiality, board policy and administrative regulations.
For repeated poor conduct, the building principal shall have the authority to suspend transportation privileges of the student or impose other appropriate discipline. For any incidents termed as dangerous to the safety of the bus and its passengers, the bus driver has the authority to remove the student from the bus. The driver shall report the incident to the principal who shall determine the next appropriate course of action.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding student conduct and discipline when utilizing school district transportation.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321 (1995).
Cross Reference: 503 Student Discipline
506 Student Records
Approved: 6/9/97 Reviewed: 11/06 Revised: 2/01