Students utilizing school transportation will 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.
The driver will have the authority to maintain order on the school vehicle. It is the responsibility of the driver to report misconduct to the building administrator.
The board supports the use of recording devices on school buses used for transportation to and from school as well as for field trips, curricular or extracurricular events. The recording devices 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.
After one warning for bad conduct, the building principal will 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 principal, to develop administrative regulations regarding student conduct and discipline when utilizing school district transportation.
NOTE: This policy reflects the practice of recording device use on school buses. If a school district does not use recording devices, the third paragraph should be eliminated.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321.
Cross Reference: 503 Student Discipline
506 Student Records
804.6 Use of Recording Devices on School Property
Approved 10-18-04 Reviewed 5-18-09 4-17-19, 8-18-21 Revised 8-18-21