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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 5-34.1


Student Conduct on School Buses

  1. Generally

    Students going to or from school or a school activity shall not behave in a disruptive manner or otherwise violate the Code of Student Conduct while going to or from their bus stop, while waiting for a school bus, while on a school bus, or after being discharged from a school bus. Riding a school bus is a privilege. Students who do not behave at the bus stop or on the school bus may have the privilege of riding revoked for a specified time or permanently.

  2. Bus Discipline

    The following procedures will be used to deal with bus discipline.

    1. The driver of the school bus has the authority to maintain order and the responsibility for providing a safe environment on the bus.
    2. If a disciplinary problem occurs before arriving at school, the bus driver will report the incident to the principal of the school served by the driver.
    3. If a serious disciplinary incident occurs in the afternoon, the driver will inform the principal or his designee, if the principal or designee is unavailable, the driver's supervisor at the Office of Transportation Services who will inform the principal of the incident.
    4. When a student receives in-school suspension (ISS) for a bus incident, he will also be suspended from riding the bus for the period of the suspension.
    5. In disciplinary cases which necessitate the removal of a student from the bus, the principal may arrange a conference(s) with the driver, the student, and the student's parent or legal guardian. Final action is the responsibility of the principal. The principal must send written notification of such action to the parent or legal guardian, the Office of Transportation, and the Office of Student Leadership. The Director, Office of Student Leadership as set forth in Division Regulation 5-6.1, will handle appeals.

Editor's Note

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: July 17, 2001
Amended by School Board: August 5, 2003