Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is provided for all middle school students living north of the river and those living 1-1/2 miles from school. In grades K-6, bus transportation is provided for students living 1-1/2 miles from school. Bus service is also provided to all preschoolers and for students living in areas that present hazardous conditions for walkers, as determined by state Department of Transportation guidelines.

Students Bus Conduct

All students must follow the District's School Bus Safety Guidelines. The Superintendent, or any designee as permitted in The School Code, is authorized to suspend a student from riding the school bus for up to 10 consecutive school days for engaging in gross disobedience or misconduct, including but not limited to, the following:Prohibited student conduct as defined in School Board policy, 7:190, Student Discipline.Willful injury or threat of injury to a bus driver or to another rider.Willful and/or repeated defacement of the bus.Repeated use of profanity.Repeated willful disobedience of a directive from a bus driver or other supervisor.Such other behavior as the Superintendent or designee deems to threaten the safe operation of the bus and/or its occupants.If a student is suspended from riding the bus for gross disobedience or misconduct on a bus, the School Board may suspend the student from riding the school bus for a period in excess of 10 days for safety reasons. The District's regular suspension procedures shall be used to suspend a student's privilege to ride a school bus.

Electronic Recordings on School Buses

Electronic visual and audio recordings may be used on school buses to monitor conduct and to promote and maintain a safe environment for students and employees when transportation is provided for any school related activity. Notice of electronic recordings shall be displayed on the exterior of the vehicle's entrance door and front interior bulkhead in compliance with State law and the rules of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

Students are prohibited from tampering with electronic recording devices. Students who violate this policy shall be disciplined in accordance with the Board's discipline policy and shall reimburse the School District for any necessary repairs or replacement.

The content of the electronic recordings are student records and are subject to District policy and procedure concerning school student records; such recordings are exempt from the Eavesdropping Act. Only those people with a legitimate educational or administrative purpose may view and/or listen to the electronic video and/or audio recordings. If the content of an electronic recording becomes the subject of a student disciplinary hearing, it will be treated like other evidence in the proceeding.