SCHOOL BUS EXPECTATIONS
Bus riding is a privilege which carries with it the responsibility of proper behavior. Students who violate bus rules may have their riding privileges suspended or lose them for the year.
Students are expected to be at the bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
Students are expected to wait for the driver’s signal before crossing the road. Parents of young students should cross with the student. Students will board and exit the bus in an orderly fashion without pushing and NEVER cross behind the bus.
Students are expected to be seated quickly and remain seated throughout the trip.
Please follow these bus rules:
- Follow all directions given by the driver.
- The bus driver may assign seats.
- Be courteous — No profanity.
- Do not eat or drink on the bus—keep the bus clean.
- Violence is prohibited.
- Remain seated.
- No smoking, vaping, use of tobacco products or drugs.
- Keep your hands and head inside the bus.
- Do not damage property.
- For your own safety, do not distract the driver through misbehavior.
- Athletic equipment such as skis, hockey and lacrosse sticks are allowed on buses when space permits, they must be in equipment bags and be in the possession of the student at all times. The equipment may not take up additional space.
Consequences for Violations of School Bus Expectations
The bus driver handles initial violations.
- First reported violation - an administrator may meet with the student and call the parent to advise what actions will be taken and a letter will follow.
- Second reported violation - an administrator may meet with the student, parents, to determine a course of action.
- Third reported violation - an administrator may meet with the student, parents, and driver to determine a course of action. The typical course of action may result in a suspension of bus riding privileges.
- Repeated violations will result in one of the following:
- Suspension of bus riding privileges. Suspension can vary from one day to up to the balance of the school year.
- Detention, Alternative Day Program, or out of school suspension.
- Certain serious and deliberate individual infractions may result in immediate suspension of bus riding privileges from one day up to the balance of the school year.
- Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school when the student is suspended from riding the bus.
- Parents and students should note that a bus suspension applies to all MMUUSD buses, including athletic, activity, field trip and Technical Center buses.