School Bus RulesAll students who ride the school bus shall, in addition to complying with all rules in this Code of Student Conduct, comply with the following additional rules:1. Prior to Loadinga. Be on time at the designated bus stop, arriving five (5) minutes before the bus is due.b. Wait for your bus at a safe place, well off the highway, on the side of the street where you live.c. Cross the street to enter the bus, if necessary, only when the bus is stopped and the red flag signals are on.d. Respect the property rights of people who reside on or near the bus stop.e. Do not get into private vehicles with strangers. All Central Dauphin School District vehicles are clearly marked with the designation “Central Dauphin School District.”f. Enter the bus in an orderly manner and take your seat. Bus drivers may assign seats.2. While On the Busa. Observe regular classroom conduct except for ordinary conversation and follow the bus driver’s instructions. The bus driver has the same authority on the bus as a teacher has in the classroom.b. Remain in your seat at all times, except when boarding and unloading. Do not change seats at bus stops.c. Keep your hands, head, feet and personal belongings inside the bus at all times.d. Do not talk or laugh loudly or engage in other similar conduct, as such conduct diverts the driver’s attention and may result in a serious accident.e. Do not damage or tamper with any parts of the bus. In addition to being subject to disciplinary action for violating this rule, you or your parents will be responsible for the payment of the cost of repair/replacement.f. Keep the aisle clear, except when entering or exiting.g. Do not throw anything in the bus or out bus windows.h. Horseplay, fighting, eating and drinking are strictly forbidden, as is all other conduct prohibited by this Code of Student Conduct.i. Be courteous to fellow passengers and the bus driver.j. The following items are not permitted in any school vehicle: live animals, weapons, drugs, alcohol or tobacco, flammable liquids (butane, gasoline, propane, fuel), fireworks, firecrackers, smoke bombs, tape recorders, radios, balls (except for team buses), water pistols, spray bottles, pea shooters, sling shots, skateboards, any item too large for a student to hold in his or her lap.3. After Leaving the Busa. When necessary, cross the road at least ten (10) feet in front of the bus, but only after looking to be sure that no traffic is approaching from either direction.b. Help look after the safety and comfort of small children.c. Be alert to the danger signal from the bus driver.d. Go directly to your school building in the morning and directly home in the afternoon.Disciplinary actions:IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION/EXPULSION FROM THE BUS AND A DISCIPLINARY HEARING. (Expulsion from bus to be no less than one year in length.) Restitution for damages to school district property. Any conduct which is prohibited under this Code is also subject to discipline as if the conduct occurred on school property. The principal and/or bus driver may assign seats on busses. Principals are responsible for due process in investigating and in the initial contact with parents. Student disciplinary records in levels ONE & TWO will be cleared at the end of each school year. Level THREE & FOUR offenses will be retained until graduation. Any incident occurring at the end of the school year will result in disciplinary action being administered or continued at the beginning of the next school year.
Last Modified on April 21, 2011