Bus Disruption

Asterisk (*) Indicates Additional Required action for any Consequence to ensure Student Due Process

Required actions for ALL infractions Listed Below:

  • Staff/Student Contact in Student Information System
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference
  • Copy of the Referral provided to Parent/Guardian

Appropriate behavior is expected whenever a student is on the bus. Suspension from riding the bus does not mean suspension from school. Instead, the parent/guardian will be responsible for transporting the student to and from school. The bus driver or bus assistant shall submit a referral to the school administrator to manage the consequence. Bus disruption occurs anytime a student deliberately or inadvertently interferes with the safe operation of a school bus, which is stopped, or moving; behaves in a manner adversely affecting an individual or property on or near the bus itself, at bus stops or at pick-up areas.

Bus incidents follow the Consequences/Disposition chart below
Not a Stand-Alone Long-Term Suspension Infraction

Consequences/Disposition Chart
Type of Bus DisruptionConsequences –
Elementary/Middle/High
1st Violation Written Warning
2nd Violation Up to 5 days Suspension from the bus
3rd Violation Up to 10 days Suspension from the bus
4th Violation Suspension from the bus Up to End of the Semester
5th Violation Suspension from the bus Up to the Remainder of the Year

Severe Disruption

  • Physical Harm to other students or staff
  • Physical Damage to the bus (restitution may be required)
  • 1st Violation - Up to 10 days Suspension from the bus
  • 2nd Violation - Suspension from the bus Up to End of the Semester
  • 3rd Violation - Suspension from the bus Up to the Remainder of the Year
  • Refer for a Police Report*

Special Education

For students receiving special education services for a disability that includes behavior needs:

  • The IEP team shall provide relevant information to the bus company
  • The bus assistant, driver, or administrator have discretion in handling day to day minor infractions.

For circumstances in which suspension of privileges for more than ten (10) days, the matter will be reported and referred to the student’s IEP team.

Updated as of July 11, 2023