Bus Guidelines

Bus Behavior

First Student has charged bus drivers to be responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly environment on their buses. Note, all buses may be monitored by cameras at any time.

Francis Howell School District (FHSD) considers the bus an extension of the classroom; therefore, misbehavior on the bus will result in a consequence. Consequences may include suspension from the bus. In cases where the violation is severe and/or threatens the general safety of students, the matter will be referred immediately to the principal/designee.

The principal/designee has the discretion to implement/develop an alternative discipline plan if needed. The District Transportation Director and the Contracted Transportation Manager will meet with the principal/designee as requested or when deemed necessary. 

The following is a list of behaviors expected of each student riding on school provided buses: 

  • Follow all expectations in the Code of Student Conduct
  • Follow all bus driver directions
  • Stay seated facing the front of the bus
  • Board and depart assigned bus at assigned stops
  • Keep all body parts and all objects inside the bus
  • Treat others with respect (both verbally and physically)
  • Treat the bus with respect (no physical damage, littering, throwing objects, eating or drinking)
  • Ride their assigned bus

 To maintain order and provide a safe environment, a bus driver may take any of the following actions: 

  • Initiate a conference with a student
  • Initiate a conference with a principal/designee
  • Direct students to comply with rules
  • Assign bus seats
  • Issue bus ticket warnings
  • Issue bus tickets

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