Students, parents/guardians, bus drivers and school officials must work together to provide for the
safe transportation of students. The school buses, bus stops, and all other forms of transportation
provided by the district or provided incidental to a school activity are considered school property.
Students are subject to district authority and discipline while waiting for, entering and riding district
transportation. The superintendent or designee will create and enforce administrative procedures
detailing the conduct expected of students and will make that information available to students and
Students who fail to observe district rules or fail to contribute to a safe transportation environment
will be subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, suspension of the privilege of
riding the bus. Students with disabilities will be disciplined in accordance with their Individualized
Education Program (IEP) or applicable law. The bus driver or other authorized personnel shall
report all misbehavior or dangerous situations to the principal as soon as possible.
In case of a suspension of a student from school transportation services, the student or
parents/guardians may appeal the decision to the superintendent or designee. During the appeal
process, the student will not be eligible to ride the bus. The superintendent's decision may be
appealed to the Board of Education.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Cross Refs: EEA, Student Transportation Services
Legal Refs: §§ 160.261, 571.030, RSMo.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 - 1417
34 C.F.R. Part 300
Farmington R-7 School District, Farmington, Missouri
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