Transportation
It is the mission of the Le Sueur-Henderson Public School Transportation Program to provide transportation to all students who qualify for transportation services. 

Riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right. All students are expected to follow the same behavioral standards while riding school buses as are expected on school property or at school activities, functions or events. All school rules are in effect while a student is riding the bus or at the bus stop.

School Bus and Bus Stop Rules

The School District school bus safety rules are posted on every bus. If these rules are broken, the School District’s discipline procedures will be followed. Consequences are progressive and may include suspension of bus privileges. The bus driver will report unacceptable behavior to the School District’s Transportation Supervisor/School Principal’s Office.

Rules at the Bus Stop

Get to your bus stop 5 minutes before your scheduled pick up time.The school bus driver will not wait for late students.

  1. Respect the property of others while waiting at your bus stop.
  2. Use appropriate language.
  3. Keep your arms, legs and belongings to yourself.
  4. Stay away from the street, road or highway when waiting for the bus.
  5. After getting off the bus, move away from the bus.
  6. If you must cross the street, always cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you. Wait for the driver to signal to you before crossing the street.
  7. No fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay.
  8. No use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs.

 

Rules on the Bus

  1. Immediately follow the directions of the driver.
  2. Sit in your seat facing forward.
  3. Talk quietly and use appropriate language.
  4. Keep all parts of your body inside the bus.
  5. Keep your arms, legs, and belongings to yourself.
  6. No fighting, harassment, intimidation or horseplay.
  7. Do not throw any object.
  8. No eating, drinking, or use of tobacco or drugs.
  9. Do not bring any weapon or dangerous objects on the bus.
  10. Do not damage the bus.

 

Consequences

All students who have the opportunity to ride district buses may do so as long as they display behavior that is reasonable and safe. Choosing to follow unac­ceptable behavior will result in the loss of bus service.

The building principal shall determine consequences for misbehavior includ­ing suspension or termination of riding privileges. The behavior guidelines and consequences that shall be enforced by the school principals follow. Bus drivers shall be required to report misbehavior to the principal.

Behavior Guides (Type A Offenses)

  1. Spitting.
  2. Excessive noise (warning by driver)
  3. Excessive horseplay (warning by driver)
  4. Eating and drinking on bus
  5. Leaving seat/standing while bus is in motion
  6. Having squirt guns on bus
  7. Profanity, verbal abuse, harassment, obscene gestures or possession of objectionable material
  8. Playing radio unless with earphones
  9. Insubordination to the driver or chaperone
  10. Other offenses as reported by the driver or the principal.

 

Behavior Consequences (Type A Offenses)

1st Offense: Warning, detention, or one to five days of suspension from school and/or riding on bus. Mandatory notification to parent with a copy of the bus policy.

2ndOffense: Detention,or one to five day suspension from school and/or riding on bus. Mandatory meeting with parent prior to resumption of riding privilege.

3rd Offense: Five day suspension from school and/or five to ten day suspen­sion from riding on the bus. Mandatory meeting with parent prior to resumption of riding privilege.

4th Offense: Loss of all bus service. Mandatory meeting with parents.

Behavior Guidelines (Type B Offenses)

  1. Hanging out of the window
  2. Throwing or shooting of any object
  3. Physical aggression against any person
  4. Use of tobacco or any controlled substance
  5. Vandalism to bus
  6. Holding onto or hooking onto any portion of the exterior of the bus
  7. Lighting of matches, fireworks, or any flammable object or substances
  8. Unauthorized entering or leaving bus through emergency door/tampering with bus equipment
  9. Sexual, religious, or racial harassment of other students or driver
  10. Violation of State Laws regarding carry-on items
  11. Other offenses as may be reported by driver or principal
Behavior Consequences (Type  B Offenses) 

1st Offense:
 One to five day suspension from riding bus. Mandatory meeting with parents. 

2nd Offense:
 Five to ten day suspension from riding the bus. Mandatory meeting with parents. 

3rd Offense:
 Loss of all bus service. Mandatory meeting with parents. 


Other Discipline: 
Based on the severity of a student’s conduct, more seri­ous consequences may be imposed at any time. Depending on the nature of the offense, consequences such as suspension or expulsion from school may also results form school bus/bus stop misconduct. 

Records: 
Records of school bus/bus stop misconduct will be forwarded to the individual school building and will be retained in the same manner as other student discipline records. Reports of serious misconduct will be provided to the Department of Public Safety. Records may also be maintained in the office of the Transportation Supervisor/Safety Director.