Student Bus Riding Policies

POLICIES FOR STUDENTS RIDING SCHOOL BUSES IN THE

WATSON CHAPEL SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

1.    Be at bus stop at the scheduled time.  Stand back about 10 feet from the bus stop  

       and wait until the door is opened before moving closer to the bus.  Do not play on

       the highway or road.  If you miss the bus, do not attempt to hitchhike a ride or walk to

       or from school. 

 

2.    While loading and unloading, enter or leave the bus orderly and quickly. 

 

3.    While riding the bus, students are under the supervision of the driver and must

        obey the driver at all times.

 

4.    Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner such that they will not

       distract the attention of their driver or disturb other riders on the bus (which

       includes keeping your hands to yourself; attend to your on matters; let other

       pupils alone, and be reasonable quiet).

 

5.    No knives or sharp objects of any kind are allowed - neither firearms, pets, nor

       other living animals, etc.

 

6.    Each student must be seated before the bus is put in motion.  Student must 

       remain seated until bus stops at bus stop.

 

7.    You are not to tamper with any of the safety devices such as door latches, fire

       extinguishers, etc.  Students must keep seated while the bus is in motion and

       must not get up or change seats while it is stopped except as the driver directs. 

       Students must stay in assigned seat.  Pupils are not to put their hands, arms,

       heads or bodies out of the window.  Do not yell at anyone outside the bus.

 

8.   Students are not to deface the bus or any school property.  Do not write on the bus

      or damage seats, etc.  NO SMOKING while riding a school bus.

 

9.   Do not throw paper, food or other objects on the floor of the bus.  Do not eat on the bus. 

 

10. Do not ask the driver to let you off the bus at the store, to get the mail out of the mail box,

      or any place except your regular stop.

 

11.  If you must cross the road or highway to enter the bus, try aleays to be on the right side of

      the road waiting on the bus. If you should arrive at the stop just as the bus approaches the

       stop, wait until the bus has come to a complete stop and driver has signaled for you to cross

       in front of the bus.  (unless the driver directs you differently).

 

12.  Pupils, who must cross the road after leaving the bus in the afternoon, must go to a point on the 

      sholder of the road 10 feet in front of the bus.  NEVER CROSS BEHIND THE BUS.  Cross the road only

      after the driver has signaled you to do so.

 

13.  Students cannot ride any bus except their own.  Visitors are not allowed except in case of an emergency. 

       Permission must be secured in writinh from the Director of Transportation or the Principal.

 

14.  The following will automatically cost you your riding privileges.

 

            a.   Cursing

            b.   Smoking

            c.   Fighting

            d.   Possession of knives or firearms

            e.   Drinking of alcoholic beverages

            f.   Use or possession of drugs

            g.  Failure to remain in assigned seat

                (student grades 4-12 will be warned

                  once before privilege is revoked)

 

IT   SHOULD   BE   REGARDED   AS   A   PRIVILEGE   TO   RIDE   TO   SCHOOL   ON   A   BUS

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