Rules & Regulations

It is the belief of Glenwood Community School District's Transportation Department that all passengers should behave in a safe, appropriate manner when riding the school bus. Any behavior that may prevent the bus driver from performing their job safely and effectively will not be tolerated. The safety of all passengers is our primary concern.

In an effort to provide all school bus passengers with the safest and most efficient ride to and from their attendance center, the following BUS SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES must be followed at all times:

* Follow the directions of the bus driver and the bus aide

* Stay seated and facing forward at all times unless bus is at a complete stop

* Keep all body parts inside the bus

* Keep feet, legs and school supplies out of the aisle - Aisle must remain clear

* No eating or drinking on the bus

* No pushing, shoving, fighting or bullying

* No inappropriate language directed to other passengers, the driver or the aide

* No yelling or screaming. Excessive noise distracts the driver, as well as prevents the driver from hearing important communication from the dispatcher.

* Band instruments will be allowed as long as the aisles are not blocked and there is available space. Pre-approval for large instruments is recommended.

VIOLATION OF RULES WILL RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINARY ACTION:

1st Violation: Driver will verbally contact parents, assign seating, written notification to parents

2nd Violation: Driver will verbally contact parents, assign seating, written notification to parents

3rd Violation: 3-Day Suspension, written warning, parents contacted by Transportation Dept

4th Violation: 5-Day Suspension, written warning, parents contacted by Transportation Dept

5th Violation: 10-Day Suspension, conference between parents, driver Transportation Dept

6th Violation: SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

The District reserves the right to impose disciplinary consequences up to an including an automatic suspension from school transportation for up to one calendar year based upon the nature and seriousness of the student's action and/or conduct in each case.

THE FOLLOWING INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION FROM SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION FOR UP TO ONE CALENDAR YEAR:

1. Physical harm, injury or threat to the driver, aide, and/or other students on the bus.

2. Property damage to the school bus by a student.

3. Total disruption and/or refusal to obey school bus driver, the aide, and/or the Bus Safety Policies and Procedures.

4. Using inappropriate language directed to another student, the driver, the aide, or someone outside the bus.

5. Extending body parts or objects ouside of the bus.

Please review this information with your child/children so that all passengers can enjoy a safe and positive experience on the school bus.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dave Greenwood or Terri Hubner at 527-4116.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.