Transportation

Student Code of Conduct on School Buses

 

 

It is a well-documented fact that school buses provide the safest form of transportation for students to and from school. In the New Braunfels I.S.D., we invest both time and financial resources to keep our bus fleet in a well-maintained and safe operating condition and we selectively hire and train qualified individuals to drive our buses.

We believe that the transportation service we provide is vital in assisting parents to meet their busy commitments. It helps our school district qualify for additional state funding, which might be lost if students did not have a reliable way of getting to school. It also reduces the amount of traffic on our congested streets.

We strive to make the transportation operation as safe as possible. Students and parents play a major role in the safety of that operation. We are convinced that good student behavior on school buses is an essential ingredient in maintaining a safe operation. This Student Code of Conduct on School Buses is a statement of
bus safety rules and procedures, which must be followed by students whenever they ride the bus. Students who endanger themselves or others will be held accountable. They are subject to a loss of bus riding privileges,when warranted.

Bus Safety Rules and Procedures
(Revised 1/12/09)

 

  1. Cooperate with the bus driver at all times. Do not argue or show disrespect.
  2. Be courteous to other students and adults.
  3. Observe classroom conduct and keep noise to a minimum.
  4. Use only appropriate language. Profanity is not allowed.
  5. Refrain from making unacceptable gestures.
  6. State law requires that students stay seated on the bus.
  7. Transportation Department requires students to sit in assigned seats.
  8. Keep feet and other parts of your body out of the aisle. Students must sit facing forward.
  9. Never throw anything inside the bus or out of the bus.
  10. Help keep the bus clean. Place trash in the appropriate container on the bus.
  11. No live or dead animals, reptiles or fish are allowed on the bus.
  12. Flammable materials are not permitted on the bus.
  13. Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drinks, chewing gum, candy, food, drugs, lighters, matches, etc., are not allowed on the bus.
  14. Knives or weapons of any kind cannot be carried on the bus.
  15. Skateboards, trading cards, electronic devices, cell phones, etc., are not permitted.
  16. Any other item that may cause a safety problem is not allowed on the bus.
  17. Keep all parts of your body inside the bus at all times.
  18. Keep your hands to yourself. Do not bother other passengers or their property.
  19. Threats, hitting, fighting, pushing, or shoving anyone on the bus is not allowed.
  20. Physical intimidation (bullying) and sexual harassment cannot be tolerated. Let the bus driver know immediately if this occurs, even if you are not directly involved.
  21. Students may not tamper with or damage the bus or associated equipment.
  22. Students may not open the rear or side emergency doors unless instructed by the bus driver.
  23. Students may only get on or off the bus at their authorized stop locations.
  24. All school district discipline rules are in effect at all bus stops.
  25. It is unlawful for ANYONE to interfere with the operation of a school bus.
  26. Students are required to be waiting at the assigned stop five (5) minutes before the listed stop time.

A note from Director of Transportation and Safety

 

All of us in the Transportation Department want the bus riding experience to be as safe and pleasant as possible for both students and drivers. We ask for your help in making that happen. I want to thank both students and parents for their cooperation and support.
 

Brian Gibson
Director of Transportation & Safety

Updated 07/10/17

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