General Bus Riding Information

 Bus drivers have the same authority on the bus that classroom teachers and school personnel have in the classroom or school campus. Students who ride the bus are under the supervision of the driver. The bus is an extension of the school campus.

 Students being careless not only endangers their own safety but also endangers the safety of others.

 Large items, including large backpacks, will not be allowed on the bus.  Items must fit under the seat or in the student’s lap.

 For safety, kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by a parent/guardian, unless an older sibling rides the same bus and accompanies them home.  Kindergarten students will not be left alone.  They will be returned to their respective school. 

 When the bus driver reports a bus infraction, the procedures listed below will be followed. Campus administrators retain the right to use discretion interpreting policy and issuing consequences for misconduct.

 Infractions of School Bus Rules 

First Offense – Transportation department will contact the parent/guardian to report misconduct and provide a warning for misconduct. If the misconduct is severe in nature, a bus conduct referral will be sent to the school administration and stricter consequences may be imposed.

 Additional Offenses – Bus Conduct Referral will be sent to campus administration. Campus administrators retain the right to use discretion interpreting policy and issuing consequences for misconduct.

Vandalism to the bus, such as tearing or cutting seats, breaking windows, dismantling seats, writing on a bus surface, etc., will be reported to the school administrator and a “Criminal Damage to Property” report will be filed with the Farmington Police Department. The parent/guardian will be held financially responsible for damage incurred by the vandalism.  Students may be denied bus privileges until restitution is made.

Parents, please read and review the rules with your student(s). After reading the rules, please sign and return the form below to your bus driver.