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 shall be subject to disciplinary measures.
The driver shall have the authority to maintain order on the school vehicle. It is the responsibility of the driver to report misconduct to the building administrator and transportation director.
The board supports the use of cameras on school buses used for transportation to and from school as well as for field trips, curricular or extracurricular events. The cameras will be used to monitor student behavior and may be used as evidence in a student disciplinary proceeding. The recordings are student records subject to school district confidentiality, board policy and administrative regulations.
The building principal, in conjunction with the transportation director, shall have the authority to suspend transportation privileges of the student or impose other appropriate discipline.
It is the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the building principals, Transportation Director, with the additional input from the bus drivers, to develop administrative regulations regarding student conduct and discipline when utilizing school district transportation.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321
Cross Reference: 503 Student Discipline
506 Student Records
Reviewed: 8-8-94, 2-24-14, 8-12-19
Revised: 1-26-98, 1-14-02, 10-13-03, 11-10-08