Discipline procedures are designed to assure every student’s safe transportation to and from school and school-sponsored activities. Violations of the rules on a bus, at a bus stop, or at a loading area may be sufficient reason to discontinue bus transportation privileges.
Drivers must deal with those riders who threaten the safety of themselves or other students or behave in a way that will distract the driver. The driver will notify the transportation supervisor who will attempt to contact the parent or guardian to discuss behavior and, hopefully, find a way to alleviate the problem. Should the discipline problem continue, the driver will issue the student a Bus Conduct Report.
Bus Conduct Reports must be signed and returned to the driver the next day. Students in grades 7-12 will be denied bus-riding privileges until the slip is signed and returned. Parents/ guardians will be notified by mail or telephone prior to any service suspension.
Suspension of bus transportation to and from school on any Grand Coulee Dam School District bus will be as follows:
First Report….Warning, principal/ student conference, parent/guardian notification
Second Report… Two lunch detentions, principal/ student conference, parent /guardian notification
Third Report…. 3 School Days off the bus, parent/ guardian notification
Fourth Report…5 School Days off the bus, parent/ guardian notification
Fifth Report….10 School Days off the bus, parent/ guardian notification
Middle School and Senior High Students
First Report….2 School Days off the bus, parent/ guardian notification
Second Report… 5 School Days off the bus, parent/ guardian notification
Third Report….10 School Days off the bus, parent/ guardian notification
Further reports may result in suspension for the remainder of the school year.
Automatic loss of riding privileges will be assigned as noted for obscenities directed toward the driver or for possession of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs:
Elementary………3 school days off the bus
Secondary………10 school days off the bus
Automatic loss of riding privileges for fighting, bullying and racial or sexual harassment will be a minimum of 3 school days for all students.