ALL SCHOOL AND CUSD REGULATIONS APPLY WHILE ON OR NEAR A SCHOOL BUS!
- Fighting (physical contact) ***, fighting (verbal altercation) **, threatening behavior and/or harassment***, of any kind is prohibited.
- Weapons, smoking, laser pens, drugs, or alcohol are forbidden on or near a school bus.
- Cross the street in front of the bus and only under the supervision of your bus driver. ***
- Follow the instructions of your bus driver at all times. **
- Students are to remain seated and facing the front while the bus is in motion. **
- Keep your arms and head inside the bus at all times. **
- Profanity, indecent language, or obscene gestures is prohibited. **
- Any property defaced or destroyed on the school bus will be paid for by the student and/or parent/guardian. **
- Eating, drinking, and chewing gum are prohibited.*
- Spitting or throwing objects on the bus or out the window is prohibited.*
- Loud or boisterous noises, singing or whistling will not be permitted.*
- Glass objects, inflated balloons, cleats, radios, tape recorders, roller blades, skateboards will not be permitted.*
- Animals or insects (dead or alive) are not allowed on the bus.*
Failure to comply with these rules will result in the following:
- ***Zero Tolerance-10 day suspension from bus
- **Level One-5 day suspension from bus
- *Level Two-2 day suspension from bus
- California law governing school buses and school pupil activity buses (SPAB) "Holds the driver responsible for the orderly conduct of pupils while aboard the bus" (5CCR 14103).
It also states "a school bus or SPAB bus shall not be put into motion until all passengers are seated. All passengers must remain seated while the bus is in motion." (13CCR 1217). This means that students cannot use the restroom facilities aboard a SPAB bus while the bus is in motion. Failure to abide by one or more of these rules shall result in the loss of bus riding privileges.
Each bus driver will be responsible for the bus and for all passengers at all times, except when students are under the sole jurisdiction of a faculty member at the activity or event that they are attending.
- Procedure for issuing a “Warning of Unsatisfactory Conduct on or Near a School Bus”
At the drivers discretion, up to two warnings may be issued to a student before issuing a “Notice of Unsatisfactory Conduct” referral. A driver may choose to issue a “Warning of Unsatisfactory Conduct” in lieu of a “Notice of Unsatisfactory Conduct” referral. A maximum of two warnings may be issued per student, per item as indicated on the warning report