Bus Stop Rules
Be at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. If no one is at the bus stop, the driver will depart.
Always walk to the bus stop. Never run.
Stop and look left, right and then left again if you must cross the street.
Respect private property.
While at the bus stop, wait quietly in a safe place well away from the road. Do not run and play while waiting.
Smoking is not permitted at the bus stop.
Do not litter.
When the bus approaches, stand away from the curb, and line up away from the street without crowding or pushing.
There is simply no substitute for adult supervision.
If you, or perhaps another parent in the area, can take children to the bus stop, do it! If you can meet children right at the school bus stop, do it! You'll really appreciate knowing that your child is being supervised, and is protected from hazards such as crossing a busy street alone.
Rules While Riding the Bus
Safety is not just a driver concern. There is a shared responsibility we have with each child that rides a Peoria District bus. To help provide for the safety of the children, the driver, and the public, the District has established bus rules and consequences.
It is the intent of the school district to provide a safe transportation experience. To achieve this everyone needs to do their part. Keep in mind the right to ride the school bus is a privilege extended to students through Board policy, and that failure to follow District bus rules may result in a loss of the privilege.
1. Follow directions immediately when asked.
2. Stay in your seat.
3. Keep all parts of your body inside the bus.
4. Talk quietly and keep your hands to yourself.
5. No eating and drinking.
6. No profanity or vulgar language.
STATE LAW FORBIDS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE BUS:
1. Dangerous items/weapons
Warning; Student/Driver conference.
Assigned seat; Conference with bus driver; Referral to Principal/Parent.
One week suspension from the bus.
One semester or one year suspension from the bus.
CONSEQUENCES FOR SEVERE OFFENSE:
DIRECT REFERRAL - NO WARNING
1. Disrespect to the driver
4. Indecent exposure
6. Profanity or vulgar language
11.11 DENIAL OF TRANSPORTATION PRIVILEGES
(Reference - Peoria Unified School District Policy Manual)
The district shall seek to assure the safety of all children who are provided district transportation. The district also is responsible for ensuring that children do not abuse their transportation privilege. The following procedures will be used when the denial of bus riding privileges seems appropriate. The vehicle is an extension of the school setting with all appropriate rules of behavior continuing in effect.
1. All riders, while on a district vehicle(s), will be under the direct supervision of the driver. Activity sponsors will assume supervision on field trips and other similar activities.
2. Inappropriate behavior that may warrant the removal of vehicle privileges will be dealt with as follows:
1. A report will be completed by the driver and delivered to the student's principal and Director of Transportation.
2. All decisions to rescind student bus privileges will be made by the principal or assistant principal.
3. No child will be denied bus privileges until the parents have been notified.
4. Inappropriate behavior on a field trip may result in termination of the event. The teacher sponsor in charge will determine when events may be canceled.
5. Due process shall be accorded all students charged with violating transportation rules and regulations.
6. When pupil referrals are delayed, students may continue to ride their assigned bus until disciplinary action has been established.
7. The principal or assistant principal is responsible for notifying parents of improper student conduct.