Conduct on School Buses

Students are required to follow the rules for expected good behavior on school buses and school vans. Infractions on school buses and school vans will be subject to the consequences for inappropriate behavior documented in the Sterling Community School's Code of Conduct. The following general rules shall apply:

  1. Passengers shall not engage in any behaviors that are a distraction to the driver.
  2. Passengers shall follow the driver’s directions at all times.
  3. Passengers shall board and leave the bus in an orderly manner at the designated bus stop nearest their home.
  4. Passengers shall not stand while the bus is in motion. 
  5. Passengers shall keep books, instrument cases, feet, and other objects out of the aisle of the bus.
  6. Passengers shall not deface the bus and/or its equipment.
  7. Passengers shall not extend head, hands, arms, or legs out of the window nor hold any object out of the window nor throw objects within or out of the bus.
  8. Passengers shall not smoke or use any form of tobacco.
  9. Passengers shall not eat on the bus.
  10. Usual classroom conduct shall be observed - unruly conduct, including the use of obscene language, is prohibited. Upon leaving the bus, the passenger will wait for the driver’s signal before crossing in front of the bus.
  11. Students must ride the bus to which they are assigned.
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