• KYRENE TRANSPORTATION BUS MISCONDUCT REGULATIONS

    All students in Kyrene School District No. 28 who ride buses are subject to policies and regulation designed to provide safe transportation. Any behavior which distracts the driver is considered a serious hazard to the safe operation of the bus, and as such, jeopardizes the safety of all passengers, the driver, and others. Please remember that riding the bus is a privilege, not a right, and as such the consequences of misconduct could result in your child being denied transportation. Furthermore, be advised that a student suspended from riding the bus is also prohibited from riding buses on field trips and for other activities, and may therefore be denied the opportunity to participate on such trips. Suspension of bus riding privileges does not relieve parents of their responsibility of sending a child to school. It is imperative that your child follow these rules.

    LEVEL I- Failure to remain properly seated, loud disruptive talking or yelling, Profanity,  Failure to take assigned seat, Eating/drinking/chewing gum on bus,  Bothering other passengers, Throwing objects on the bus, Crossing behind the bus, Continuously late to bus , Opening window without drivers permission, Other.

    LEVEL II- Obscene language or gestures, Extending head or arm out bus window, Vandalizing property, Verbal abuse or bullying of another student, Defiant behavior shown to bus driver or assistant, Spitting on the bus, Throwing objects at the bus, Other.

    LEVEL III- Lighting matches/lighter on bus, Throwing objects from the bus, Physical assault on another student, Verbal abuse of or physical assault on driver or assistant, Smoking on the bus, Activating or tampering with emergency equipment, Weapon, simulated weapon, firearm, destructive device or dangerous instrument (on bus or at the bus stop).

    Students will be given warnings for LEVEL I offenses, LEVEL II and LEVEL III will not receive warnings.

    MINIMUM CONSEQUENCES

    LEVEL I

    First Offense- Conference with student,Parent signs/returns ticket

    Second Offense- Conference with parent(telephonic or personal) and student (If parent fails to conference, then student will receive 3-day suspension of bus riding privileges- same as third offense), Parent signs/returns ticket

    Third Offense- 3-day suspension of bus riding privileges, Conference with parent (telephonic or personal) and student (if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conference, but not for less than 3 days), Parent signs/returns ticket

    Fourth Offense- 7-day suspension of bus riding privileges, Conference with parent (telephonic or personal) and student (if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conference, but not for less than 7 days), Parent signs/returns ticket

    Fifth Offense- 30-day suspension of bus riding privileges,  Conference with parent (in person) and student (if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conference, but not for less than 30 days), Parent signs/returns ticket

    Sixth Offense- Suspension of bus riding privileges for remainder of school year or for 4 months (carried over to nextschool year), whichever is greater, Parent signs/returns ticket

    LEVEL II

    First Offense- 5-day suspension of bus riding privileges, Conference with parent (telephonic or personal) and student(if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conferences, but not less than 5 days), parent signs/returns ticket

    Second Offense- 10-day suspension of bus riding privileges, Conference with parent (telephonic or personal) and student (if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conferences, but not less than 10 days), parent signs/returnsticket

    Third Offense- 30-day suspension of bus privileges, Conference with parent (in person)and student (if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conferences, but not less than 30 days), Parent signs/returns ticket

    Fourth Offense- Suspension of bus riding privileges for remainder of school year or for 4 months (carried over to next school year), whichever is greater, Parent signs/returns ticket

    LEVEL III

    First Offense- 10-day suspension of bus riding privileges, Conference with parent (in person) and student (if parent fails to conference, then student will remain suspended until parent conferences, but not less than 10 days), Other District/Legal action as deemed appropriate, Parent signs/returns ticket

    Second Offense- 30-day suspension of bus riding privileges, Conference with parent (in person) and student (if parent fails to conference, then studentwill remain suspended until parent conference, but not less than 30 days),Other District/Legal action as deemed appropriate, Parent signs/returns ticket

    Third Offense- Suspension of bus riding privileges for remainder of school year or for 4 months (carried over to nextschool year), whichever is greater, Other District/Legal action as deemed appropriate, Parent signs/returns ticket