USD 262 Bus Riding Rules
1. Drivers are in charge of the bus and students. The school bus is an extension of the school environment and, on the bus, the driver has the same authority as a teacher or other school staff member.
2. Classroom conduct is expected on the bus. In the classroom there is no eating, drinking or chewing gum without permission; the same is true on the bus. Fighting, hitting, yelling, screaming, profane language, teasing, bullying or name calling will result in behavior referrals. And if the behavior is not corrected the student will lose riding privileges.
3. Stay properly seated (bottom to seat bottom & shoulders to seat back) while the bus is moving. Staying properly seated the entire ride is the number one safety and discipline issues Our buses use compartmentalization to protect students in the event of an accident. Compartmentalization in school buses is the design concept of using tall seat backs, padded with energy-absorbing construction covering all metal parts, and spacing that is closer than typically found in passenger vehicles. This design prevents whiplash and reduces the room for children to be moved or thrown about in an accident. Because the protection provided by compartmentalization is most effective when the student is seated properly, failure to follow this rule will be treated as a behavior problem and could result in a loss of riding privileges if not corrected.
Parents/Guardians, please click STUDENT EXPECTATIONS for copies of flyers the drivers use to explain behavior expectations on the bus. Please take a few minutes to go over this information with your students.