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SCHOOL BUS CONDUCT
The Bossier Parish School Board recognizes the operator of a school bus to be in authority with regard to student 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 school each year. In the event of any infraction of School Board or school policies or regulations by a student, it shall be the duty of the operator to notify the principal, in writing, of such infractions or misconduct. It shall be the responsibility of the principal to determine what, if any, discipline is warranted for such infractions, including, but not limited to, suspension of privilege of riding the school bus. operators may not administer disciplinary action and shall continue, except in extreme emergencies, to transport a student until disciplinary action is administered by the school. It shall be the responsibility of the parents of students, in such cases, to provide transportation to and from school during the period of any suspension/expulsion of bus riding privileges.
In all cases of suspension of bus riding privileges, the parent shall be notified immediately. The bus operator and the Supervisor of Transportation shall be notified by the principal in writing, within forty-eight (48) hours of such decision, of the facts concerning each suspension, including reasons and term of suspension.
A student who causes damage to a school bus shall be subject to suspension from school and shall not be readmitted until acceptable provisions for restitution have been made for such damage or until readmittance is directed by the Superintendent.
PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING BUS CONDUCT
All schools shall
be provided with the School
Bus Behavior Report Form, which shall be completed on any
occasion when a student's conduct on a bus is unsatisfactory.
One copy of the
School Bus Behavior Report Form shall be signed by the parent
and returned to the school principal. In all such cases
a student shall be permitted to continue to ride the bus until transportation
privileges have been denied by action taken by the appropriate school
taking disciplinary action, the principal, or designee, shall sign
and shall indicate the disciplinary action taken on the School
Bus Behavior Report Form. Copies of the report shall
be distributed to the students file; to the parent; and to the operator. A
copy of the report may also be sent to the Superintendent or designee. If
the student is subject to an Individual Education Plan notice
shall also be sent to the Special Education Department.
In the event of an appeal of the principal's decision by parents, a hearing may be scheduled by the Superintendent or designee.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:223, 17:416, 17:416.1
Bossier Parish School Board