School Bus Conduct Rules

LASALLE PARISH SCHOOL BUS CONDUCT RULES

The LaSalle Parish School Board recognizes the driver of a school bus to be in authority with regard to pupil behavior in or about the vehicle which he/she operates. School Board regulations regarding proper conduct on school buses shall be provided in writing to students and parents/legal guardians at the start of each school year. The driver shall report disorderly or unmanageable pupil conduct to the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled. Such conduct by a pupil shall be good cause for the principal to suspend the privilege of riding any school bus; however, drivers may not administer disciplinary action and shall continue, except in extreme emergencies, to transport a pupil until disciplinary action is administered by the school. It shall be the responsibility of the parents of pupils, in such cases, to provide transportation to and from school during the period of bus suspension.

School Board regulations regarding the conduct of students riding school buses are contained in the publication Regulations for Pupils Riding School Buses, a copy of which shall be sent to each student and his/her parents/legal guardians. Parents and students shall sign and return to the principal an acknowledgment form to having read the regulations.

BUS RULES:

  1. Be on time; the bus will not wait.

  2. Follow the driver’s directions when loading, unloading, and crossing the road.

  3. Stay in assigned seat until the bus stops.

  4. Remains quiet enough not to distract the driver.  (If your voice can be recognized, you are too loud.)

  5. Keep your hands, feet, elbows, knees, books, pencils, and other objects to yourself.  Nothing is to be thrown on the floor or out the window.

  6. Refrain from eating or drinking on the bus.

  7. Use emergency exits only for emergencies and when instructed to do so.

  8. Refrain from teasing, name calling, fighting, or horseplay on the bus or at the bus stop.

  9. Band instruments, projects, and other objects too large to be held by the student or stowed safely under the seat are not permitted on the bus.

  10. Refrain from damaging the bus in any way.

  11. Have written permission, signed by the principal, to get on or off at a stop other than the designated stop.

  12. The following are not allowed on the bus:  weapons, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, matches, lighters, fireworks, obscene language, obscene literature, obscene gestures, animals, glass objects, balloons.

  13. Avoid selling candy or other items.

  14. Avoid riding the bus when sick or when any member of the family has a contagious disease.

  15. No electronic devices:  CD or DVD players, head phones, cell phones, pagers, etc.

  16. Follow the driver’s orders.

CONSEQUENCES:

Refer to the LaSalle Parish Student Code of Conduct.

For more information, contact Scott Windham, Supervisor, Transportation and Maintenance, at 318-992-2161.