Updated: Apr 6, 2020
NEPN/NSBA Code: JICC
STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES
Parents are responsible for the supervision of students before boarding and after leaving the bus at the end of the day. Once on the bus the student becomes the responsibility of the district.
Because a school bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board shall require students to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior.
If a student does not conduct him/herself properly on the bus, the problem will be brought to the attention of the building principal by the bus driver. The building principal will inform the parents immediately of the misconduct and request their cooperation in correcting the student’s behavior.
Students who become a serious disciplinary problem on the school bus may have their riding privileges suspended by the principal. Any damage caused by students will be incurred by the student and the student's family.
*Refer to Code of Conduct in Student Handbooks
Legal Reference: 20-A M.R.S.A. §5401
Adopted: March 12, 1987
Revised: May 24, 2001
Revision: May 16, 2002
Revised: March 1, 2007
Revised: November 16, 2017