Policy 702.10 - Student Conduct on School Transportation

STUDENT CONDUCT ON SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION

Students utilizing school transportation shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner fitting to their age level and maturity with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of the school vehicle driver and the other passengers. Students who fail to behave in an orderly manner will be subject to disciplinary measures.

It shall be the responsibility of the Building Administrator and Director of Operations to develop administrative regulations regarding student conduct and discipline when utilizing school district transportation.

As the bus is an extension of the classroom, the driver shall have the authority to maintain order on the school vehicle. It shall be the responsibility of the driver to report misconduct.

The Board supports the use of video cameras on school buses used for transportation to and from school as well as for field trips, curricular events, or extracurricular events. The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior and may be used as evidence in a student disciplinary proceeding. The videotapes are student records subject to school district confidentiality, board policy, and administrative regulations.

Contents of videotapes may be used by the Director of Operations to develop professional growth opportunities for transportation personnel and to evaluate employee performance.

Adopted: 2/20/95
Modified: 1/18/99
Reviewed: 2/6/95; 1/11/99; 10/16/06; 04/18/11; 08/01/16

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321 (1993).

Cross Reference: Policy 505.1 Student Record Access
Series 502 Student Behavior and Discipline
Series 702 Transportation

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