Bus Rules & Consequences


  1. Obey the driver at all times.
  2. Follow all directions given by the driver when boarding and departing the bus. Do not cross the street until directed by the driver.
  3. The school bus is an extension of your school, therefore all rules
    and code of conduct apply while riding the bus.
  4. Be seated immediately upon entering the bus in the seat assigned
    by the driver. Once on bus, remain on board until your stop, unless
    instructed by driver.
  5. No standing or moving place to place during the trip (stay seated).
  6. Loud, boisterous or profane language or indecent conduct will not
    be tolerated.
  7. No windows or doors will be opened or closed except by permission of the driver.
  8. Students are required to be at their stops 10 minutes prior to the scheduled bus arrival time.
  9. Only regularly assigned students are allowed to ride the buses. Special permission to ride the bus may be granted by the principal.
  10. Drivers are required to pick-up and drop-off students at their assigned stops only! Requests for exceptions to this rule must put
    in writing and approved by the principal in advance. There will be
    no exceptions!
  11. No eating, drinking or chewing gum on the bus.
  12. No animals, insects or other matter, which, in the opinion of the driver could be a deterrent to control or discipline, shall be allowed on board.

Driver warning

2. Driver warning and seat change

3. Referred to building principal

4. 1 to 3 day bus removal

5. 5 to 10 day bus removal

6. Removal for remainder of semester

7. Removal for rest of school year

* Some offenses will result in immediate removal from the bus. Including but not limited to the following:

· fighting
· threatening violence
· throwing objects
· damaging bus
· disrespecting the bus driver

Ihave read and understand the rules as listed here and as outlined inthe student handbook and the above consequences and have discussed themwith my child. I am aware of expectations for my child while riding aPortage Township School bus.


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