When a child is riding, boarding, or leaving the bus, the bus driver has supervisory control over the student and may exercise reasonable and necessary physical restraint to maintain that control.

In view of the fact that a bus is an extension of the classroom, the Board will require children to conduct themselves in the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior.

In cases when a child does not conduct himself or herself properly on a bus, such instances will be brought to the attention of the building principal and transportation supervisor by the bus driver. The building principal will inform the parents immediately of the misconduct and request their cooperation in checking the child’s behavior.

Children who become a serious disciplinary problem on the school bus may have their riding privileges suspended by the principal. In such cases, the parents of the children involved become responsible for seeing that their children get to and from school safely.