Atascadero USD | BP 5131.1 Students
In order to help ensure the safety and well-being of students, bus drivers, and others, the Board of Trustees expects students to exhibit appropriate and orderly conduct at all times when using school transportation, including while preparing to ride, riding, or leaving the bus.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish regulations related to student conduct on buses, bus driver authority, and the suspension of riding privileges. He/she shall make these rules available to parents/guardians and students. (5 CCR 14103)
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)
(cf. 3540 - Transportation)
(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)
(cf. 3543 - Transportation Safety and Emergencies)
(cf. 5131 - Conduct)
Students found to be in violation of the district's bus conduct rules shall be subject to discipline in accordance with Board policy and administrative regulation.
The Superintendent or designee may deny a student the privilege of using school transportation upon the student's continued disorderly conduct or his/her persistent refusal to submit to the authority of the driver. (5 CCR 14103)
Video cameras may be used on school buses to monitor student behavior while traveling to and from school and school activities. The Board believes that such monitoring will deter misconduct and help to ensure the safety of students and staff and prevent vandalism. Students found to be in violation of the district's bus conduct rules shall be subject to discipline in accordance with district policy and regulations.
(cf. 3515.4 - Recovery for Property Loss or Damage)
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
At the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, school bus video recordings also may be used to resolve complaints by students and/or parents/guardians and to help employees maintain discipline.
35160 Authority of governing boards
39839 Transportation of guide dogs, signal dogs, service dogs
44808 Duty to supervise conduct of students
48900 Grounds for suspension and expulsion
48918 Expulsion procedures
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
14103 Authority of the driver
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 13
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE PUBLICATIONS
The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools: A Guide for Schools and Law Enforcement Agencies, 1999
California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/tn
U.S. Department of Education, Family Policy Compliance Office: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco
Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: October 5, 1999 Atascadero, California
revised: March 4, 2014