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 and properly (bottom on bottom, back on back and feet on floor in front of you) upon entering the bus in the seat assigned by the driver. Once on the bus, remain on board sitting properly until your stop, unless instructed by the 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 and/or the Director of Transportation.
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.
13. No skateboards, basketballs or any other objects that would be considered flying projectiles by state law and transportation are allowed on the bus. 

CONSEQUENCES

1. Driver warning
2. Driver warning and seat change
3. Referred to building principal
4. 1 to 3-day removal
5. 5 to 10 day removal 
6. Removal for remainder of semester
7. Removal for rest of school year

* Some offenses will result immediate removal from the bus. Including but not limited to the following:
fighting
threatening violence
throwing objects
damaging bus
disrespecting the bus driver

I have read and understand the rules as listed here and as outlined in the student handbook and the above consequences and have discussed them with my child. I am aware of expectations for my child while riding a Portage Township School bus.


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