Bus riders are under the authority of the school administrator and the bus driver, and shall observe established and appropriate standards of classroom behavior and dress. Video cameras are used to monitor behavior on buses.
Bus-riding privileges may be denied to a student who violates the rules of conduct.
Students who damage district property may be suspended or expelled from school. Under Arizona law, parents or guardians may be charged for the cost of damage done to district property by their children.
Denial of school bus service
Riding the bus is a privilege – not a right. Inappropriate conduct at bus stops, on buses or in the process of boarding or disembarking from a bus may result in the denial of bus-riding privileges. When school bus rules are violated, the following will occur:
Reasonable Requests – Students who refuse to give their names, to accept a temporary or permanent seating assignment, or to respond appropriately to other reasonable requests may be denied bus-riding privileges.
Warning – The bus driver may warn a student to correct his or her behavior before taking disciplinary action.
First Infraction – Following the first infraction documented in writing, a student may be denied bus-riding privileges on buses for a minimum of one day.
Second Infraction – The second infraction documented in writing may result in the denial of bus-riding privileges from buses for a minimum of three days.
Third Infraction – The third infraction documented in writing may result in the denial of bus-riding privileges from buses for a minimum of five days.
Fourth Infraction – The fourth infraction documented in writing may result in the denial of bus-riding privileges from buses for one month or for the rest of the semester, whichever is longer.
Serious Infractions – If an infraction is deemed serious enough, the student may be denied bus-riding privileges from buses for an entire school year.