Bus Rules

Peach County Schools
Learning Today ~ Leading Tomorrow

 

For the safety of all students and school personnel, students are expected to obey the following rules:

  1. The school bus is an extension of the class room.
  2. Bus drivers are responsible for the student’s conduct, safety and transportation and therefore shall have complete control of student. Bus drivers will report promptly to the principal or his/her designee any misbehavior. Principals or their designee(s), not Bus Drivers, are responsible for disciplining students for bus misbehavior.
  3. Bus drivers, with the assistance of the principal or his/her designee, may assign seats to all students.
  4. Students must take their seats promptly when loading the bus and remain in their seats while the bus is in motion.
  5. Students will not be allowed to enter or leave a bus at any place other than at the student’s usual bus stop or school unless authorized by the principal or his/her designee. Students will be picked up at their designated bus stop and returned to their designated bus stop or school. Students who change buses at any school or wait for the school bus must remain at the designated location at the school until the bus arrives and departs. Parents remain responsible for the child after he/she is dropped off by a parent or guardian at designated bus stop until such time as the student enters his/her designated bus. The Peach County School District shall not be responsible for any student after he/she is returned by the Peach County School District to the student’s designated bus stop.
  6. Bus drivers will not put students off the bus after accepting students, but will carry students to the school or to their designated bus stop.
  7. Students shall be prohibited from using any electronic devises, lights or reflective devises during the operation of a school bus, including but not limited to cell phone; pager; any tape; compact disc, audible radio or mp3 played, mirrors, lasers, flash cameras or any other electronic devices, lights, or reflective devices in a manner that might interfere with the school bus communications equipment or the school bus driver’s operation of the school bus.
  8. Misconduct on a school bus will result in the application of the normal discipline procedures of the School District. The following is a nonexclusive list of infractions which may result in the principal suspending the students from the school bus, or school or both.
  • Being insubordinate to the bus driver including, but not limited to, giving the bus driver the incorrect name or address.
  • Failing to obey orders or directions of the bus driver.
  • Using vulgar or obscene language whether written or spoken.
  • Using obscene gestures or improper language.
  • Smoking, possessing or using tobacco or any smoking paraphernalia.
  • Getting on or off the bus at any improper location.
  • Damaging the bus, leaving trash on the bus or throwing objects on the bus or out the windows.
  • Making threats; bulling; engaging in acts of physical or verbal violence; being disrespectful towards the bus driver or any other persons on the school bus; or other unruly behavior.
  •  Possession of contraband, including but not limited to weapons, drugs or alcohol, or prohibited electronic devices.
  • Tampering with emergency exits including but not limited to the back door.
  • Drinking any liquid, or eating, or chewing any food, gum or candy.
  • Talking or causing disruption at railroad crossings or bus stops.
  • In cases of extreme student misbehavior while being transported to and from school or school related activities, appropriate law enforcement officials may be called to remove the student(s) from the bus. The student may also be subject to suspension from the school bus for the remainder of the school year.
  • No luggage carriers or luggage carts are allowed on the bus.
  • Silence shall be observed at all railroad crossings and bus stop.
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