All students must follow the District’s School Bus Safety Rules.
School Bus Suspension
The Superintendent, or any designee as permitted in the School Code, is authorized to
suspend a student from riding the school bus for up to 10 consecutive school days for
engaging in gross disobedience or misconduct, including but not limited to, the
- Prohibited student conduct as defined in the Student Discipline Policy.
- Willful injury or threat of injury to a bus driver or another rider.
- Willful and/or repeated defacement of the bus.
- Repeated use of profanity.
- Repeated willful disobedience of the bus driver’s or other supervisor’s
- Such other behavior as the administration deems to threaten the safe operation
of the bus and/or its occupants.
If a student is suspended from riding the bus for gross disobedience or misconduct on a
bus, the School Board may suspend the student from riding the school bus for a period
in excess of 10 days for safety reasons. The District’s regular suspension procedures
shall be used to suspend a student’s privilege to ride a school bus.
Academic Credit for Missed Classes During School Bus Suspension
A student suspended from riding the bus who does not have alternate transportation to
school shall have the opportunity to complete or make up work for equivalent academic
credit. It shall be the responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian to notify the
school that the student does not have alternate transportation.
Electronic Recordings on School Buses
Electronic visual and audio recordings may be used on school buses as necessary in
order to monitor conduct and to promote and maintain a safe environment for students
and employees when transportation is provided for any school-related activity. Notice
of electronic recordings shall be displayed on the exterior of the vehicle’s entrance door
and front interior bulkhead in compliance with State law and the rules of the Illinois
Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.
Students are prohibited from tampering with electronic recording devices. Students
who violate this policy shall be disciplined in accordance with the Board’s discipline
policy and shall reimburse the School District for any necessary repairs or replacement.
Adopted: April 6, 1998
Adopted: November 14, 2016