Section IX

WHAT ARE THE LOS LUNAS SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES GUIDELINES?

FIRST OFFENSE:

The transportation department will work closely with the school resource officers in an attempt to tie all bus suspensions to administrator’s suspensions. Parents will be notified immediately upon receipt of bus referral. A warning to the student with a report to the parent/guardian will be issued. It is expected that the parent/guardian will help to prevent a recurrence.

SECOND OFFENSE:

Disciplinary action will be taken at the discretion of the administrator, depending on the seriousness of the infraction. It is recommended that the student be placed on probation with a report to parent/guardian. At minimum the parent/guardian will be notified, but disciplinary action could include: in-school suspension, behavior contract, short- or long-term suspension, suspension from bus-riding privileges and/or school.

THIRD OFFENSE:

A report to the parent/guardian will be made. Consequences may include: short or long-term suspension from school or suspension of bus riding privileges. The length of suspension will depend on the seriousness of the infraction. In addition to the suspension of transportation privileges, criminal action may be taken and/or may result in an arrest.

NOTE: Drivers, bus assistants, or administrators may select a different sequence in handling an incident. This depends on the seriousness of the infraction, student's exceptionality and the individualized education plan.

SEVERE DISRUPTION:

The following inappropriate and dangerous behavior will result in automatic suspension of transportation privileges:
1. Physical harm done to another individual.
2. Physical damage done to the bus.
3. Any disruption which prohibits the safety of the bus driver, or other students.

NOTE: Suspension from the bus does not necessarily mean that a student is suspended from school. The parent/guardian will be responsible for transporting the student to and from school.

FOR MORE DETAILS ON SCHOOL BUS BEHAVIOR:
(Refer to the Parent/Student Transportation Handbook).
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