The Transportation Supervisor/designee, in conjunction with the building principal, is responsible for correcting those students whose unacceptable behavior results in a bus conduct report or violation of the rules noted above. The principal or other school official shall provide supervision during the bus arrival and departure times at his/her school. The principal shall aid in enforcing that students comply with the specified regulations. Open lines of communication among school officials, bus drivers and the transportation department must be maintained.
When waiting for a bus, or going to and from a bus stop, students are responsible for conducting themselves according to the social and legal mores that apply to adults in public. They must not abuse or cause damage to private or public property; they must not use obscene language or gestures; and they must not engage in criminal activity. Failure to adhere to these mores may result in formal complaints by citizens to the proper law enforcement agency.
WAC 392-145-016 Rules for students riding school buses.
The policies or rules for students riding school buses shall include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Identification of the individual who has authority over the passengers;
- Student riding privileges;
- Loading and unloading procedures, including that if students must cross the roadway, they should only cross in front and never behind the school bus;
- Seat assignment;
- Student conduct, including acceptable practices with respect to talking, moving around the school bus, use of windows, behavior at highway rail grade crossings, and other behavior;
- Unacceptable hazards that may cause injury to others, e.g. firearms, breakable containers, etc.;
- School bus cleanliness;
- Emergency exit procedures.