7.A.30 Student Conduct on Buses






Administrative Procedure: Student Conduct on Buses



March 9, 2005
















Policy Reference



Legal Reference


PSA M.R. 465/88



As provided by the regulations of the Public Schools Act, the principal of the school whose students are being transported has disciplinary authority over the conduct of the students during the period in which they are in, entering, or alighting from a school bus.  If a student on the bus persists in conduct detrimental or hazardous to the welfare of the passengers, such conduct shall be reported by the bus driver to the principal and the Transportation Coordinator.


All divisional regulations and policies shall be applicable on buses and to students while being transported for programs sponsored by the Division.


In the case of students transported by a school bus, parents/guardians are responsible for the conduct of their children before pickup and after drop off at the designated site.


The Division provides transportation to all eligible students, subject to their acceptable behaviour.  Should the behaviour of a transported student or group of students become unacceptable, contrary to policies of the Division, or such that the safety of others is jeopardized, the transportation may be withdrawn.


In circumstances of student misconduct on a bus, a Bus Conduct Report shall be submitted to the Transportation Coordinator


Guidelines and procedures for student conduct on buses are outlined in the School Bus Drivers’ Handbook


Expectations governing student conduct on school buses shall be distributed to all students and parents at the beginning of each school year.


Student Behaviour Guidelines


  • All students shall be properly dressed for weather conditions and in complete readiness to board the bus when it arrives at each pickup point or school.  Students are expected to be at the assigned stop on time.  Students will avoid rushing or jostling on entering or leaving the bus.
  • Students shall go directly to their seat as assigned by the driver, sit straight, well to the back of the seat, remain seated throughout the trip and leave their seat only when the bus has reached its destination and comes to a complete stop.
  • Students shall keep the aisle clear.
  • Students shall avoid anything, which might disturb the driver or interfere with the driving task.Students shall refrain from loud or boisterous behaviour.
  • Vandalism in any form will result in discipline.
  • Students shall not open the window without the permission of the driver.  Hands, arms, head, and feet shall not be allowed outside bus windows and doors.
  • Students shall not throw anything inside the bus or out of the windows.
  • Students shall not touch the emergency door or exits or any part of the bus equipment, unless so directed.  Students will know the location and the use of emergency exits, the first aid kit, and the fire extinguisher.
  • Eating and/or drinking on the bus will not be allowed at any time.
  • Bus passengers are expected to be courteous and considerate to each other and to the bus driver at all times.
  • Objects of a dangerous or objectionable nature will not be allowed on the bus.
  • The use of tobacco or other drugs in any form is strictly prohibited.
  • The use of profanity or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
  • Students shall obey the directions and instructions of the bus driver promptly.
  • No student may leave the bus except when permitted by the bus driver, or if written permission by the parent/guardian is handed to the bus driver.
  • Students shall be prepared to board the bus immediately after school and remain there until delivered at the bus stop except when excused by the bus driver or by written permission of the parent/guardian.
  • The bus driver is directed to report students breaking these rules to the school principal. (The principal may withdraw bus privileges.)

  These regulations are for the safe, comfortable, and enjoyable ride of the students and bus driver.




Date of Misconduct_________________________                                                       




School / Grade _________________________________________________________________                                               


The conduct of the above student is hereby reported as being below the standards required for the safety and welfare of students riding the school bus.  The major infractions have been checked below:


_____ Theft                                           _____ Fighting                                                

_____ Smoking                                         _____ Using Emergency Door

_____ Profanity/Inappropriate language   _____ Lighting Matches

_____ Noisy or Loud                              _____ Violence                     

_____ Throwing Things                           _____ Will Not Stay in Seat

_____ Destruction of School Property      _____ Littering on Bus                                  





Bus Driver signature___________________________________  Bus Number_______________                                     




Forward to School Principal





______________________________________________________________________________                                       Parent/Guardian Name                                   Address                                                Phone


Contact Made By ______________________________________   Date____________________                                    


Conference Disposition ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                    


Principal’s signature______________________________________________________________                                         


Forward to Transportation Coordinator

Border Land School Division

Border Land School Division acknowledges that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.