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EEAEC Safe and Appropriate Conduct on School Buses

SHUTESBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SAFE AND APPROPRIATE CONDUCT ON SCHOOL BUSES

The school district, its staff and contracted vendors share with students, parents and guardians the responsibility for student safety during transportation to and from school. The Principal shall implement and enforce school district requirements for appropriate student conduct and safety on school buses.

To ensure the safety of all students who ride in buses:

1) Children whose behaviors are disruptive, inappropriate and/or endanger the health, safety, and welfare of other riders and/or the driver will face disciplinary action including the loss of publicly-funded transportation in accordance with regulations established by the Superintendent or Principal and approved by the School Committee. Children may face other disciplinary action at the discretion of the principal in addition to the loss of publicly-funded transportation in accordance with those regulations.

2) The transportation vendor and its staff shall provide a safe, healthy, and well- managed environment that is conducive to appropriate student conduct.

3) The School Committee strongly encourages vendor contracts that include clear provisions and enforcement to ensure safe and appropriate conduct by students and drivers on school buses.

SOURCE: MASC

NOTE: The coding of this statement indicates that the identical policy is filed in the J (Student) section.

First reading: 04-25-07
Second reading, first vote: 05-16-07
Final vote: 06-20-07