The goal of Prodigy Public School Bus Service is to provide the students with a safe and secure transportation program. This goal can only be achieved through the combined efforts of school, students, and parents. Involvement from all parties is critical to the success of the program.
The privilege of receiving transportation services is dependent upon meeting behavioral expectations. Because privileges can be revoked, student knowledge of expectations is essential. In order to keep students and parents better informed, the following details are essential.
1. General eligibility requirements
2. Behavioral expectations
3. Consequences for not meeting behavior expectations.
Prodigy Public School has an Anti Bullying policy. Incidents will be reported to the principal for investigation.
School bus transportation will be limited to transporting the student from the student’s home to school and from school back to the student’s place of residence. The exception to this policy will allow a student to be discharged at a place other than his/her residence if the point of discharge is on a regularly scheduled bus route, and the requested stop will be the daily point of discharge. A request for this exception must be submitted in written form to the Vice Principal at least one day prior to the requested exception.In the event your student will not be riding on a given day, a courtesy call to the bus contractor with this information is greatly appreciated. Time saved from stopping only at the houses with riders contributes to an efficient bus run.
SCHOOL BUS RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
PRIOR TO LOADING THE BUS
1. Students have a responsibility to be at the designated stop on time. The driver cannot be
expected to wait.
2. Students should stay well off the road while waiting for the bus.
3. Students should stay at least 10 feet away from the moving bus and wait until the bus stops
before approaching it.
4. If a student is not going to be on the bus, he/she should let the driver know in advance if
5. Students will only be picked up at designated stops.
WHILE ON THE BUS
1. All rules of conduct that apply on school property also apply on the bus.
2. Students should not create any disturbance on the bus that may distract the driver’s attention
from his/her driving.
3. All students must be in their seats while the bus is moving.
4. Students should not throw anything in or out of the bus at any time.
5. Aisles should be kept clear at all times.
6. No part of the body should be extended from the window at any time.
7. The emergency door should be used only in an emergency.
8. The driver is delegated the same authority as the teacher to make and enforce rules for those for
whom he/she is responsible.
AFTER LEAVING THE BUS
1. If a student must cross the road after leaving the bus, he/she should wait for the driver’s signal
and then cross in front of the bus.
2. If a student lives on the side of the road on which the bus stops, he/she should move away from
the bus immediately after getting off.
3. Students will be dropped off only at designated bus stops.
BUS DISCIPLINE REFERRAL PROCEDURES
Proper student behavior is critical to the safe operation of school buses. The following procedure will be used in the event behavior expectations are not met.
a.The bus driver / lady conductor will talk with the student and ask for appropriate behavior.
b.The bus driver may also choose to contact the student’s parents.
c. The school administrator will meet with the student and discuss the problem.
d. A plan to correct the problem will be established.
e. The school administrator will send a copy of the referral home to the parents, identifying the
plan of action and warning the students and parents of the consequences.
d. A copy of the referral and related information will be sent to the bus company supervisor.
1. If a student causes damage to the bus, he /she will be held financially responsible.
2. A severe behavior such as bringing fire crackers, injury to a fellow student, or gross disrespect
and defiance of the driver may result in a suspension of services, revocation of services, or a
police referral on a first referral.