Bus Behavior Guidelines
Stillwater bus drivers have been instructed that they may not permit
any unsafe behavior by anyone while on the school buses. They have also
been instructed when to issue "Bus Conduct Reports," which are submitted
to the Director of Transportation and may be used to disallow a student
from riding the bus.
- Observe the same conduct as in the classroom. Loud and
distracting noise interferes with the bus driver's concentration.
- Be courteous and refrain from using inappropriate language or
- Food and drink may not be consumed on the bus, unless specific
permission is given.
- Throwing articles while inside the bus is prohibited. Keep
objects to yourself, and help keep the bus clean.
- Board or leave a bus only after it has come to a complete
stop. Pay attention to the bus driver.
- Tobacco, drugs or alchohol are not allowed on the bus.
- Students will be held responsible for any damage they do to
the bus or its equipment.
- Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
- No part of the body will be extended outside a bus window.
- The bus driver is authorized to assign seats. Cooperate with
- Articles that are determined by school officals to be
potentially dangerous will not be allowed on the bus (i.e., glass,
animals, baseball bats, and larger items).
- Quarreling, fighting or rough play will not be tolerated.
Students are under the authority of the bus driver while being
transported to and from school. The lives of the students and drivers
are at stake, and no misconduct will be tolerated that jeopardizes
safe travel to and from school. Any serious infraction of rules must
be reported by the driver, in writing, in a timely manner to the
Director of Transportation, and appropriate actions will be taken. The
responses to infractions of bus safety guidelines may include, but are
not limited to:
- Verbal warning/conference with driver on bus after students
- Written referral to the bus director. Bus driver may assign
seat at that point. Referral sent home to parent.
- Upon a third warning, suspension from riding their bus.
- Immediate suspension of bus priveleges may result from
throwing objects on the bus, endangering the safety of others,
fighting or serious incidents of insubordination.