Section 7 - Students

  • Rights and Responsibilities

    Policy 7:220

    Bus Conduct

    All students must follow the District’s School Bus Safety Guidelines. The Superintendent, or any designee as permitted in The School Code, is authorized to suspend a student from riding the school bus for up to 10 consecutive school days for engaging in gross disobedience or misconduct, including but not limited to, the following:
    1. Prohibited student conduct as defined in School Board policy, 7:190, Student Discipline.
    2. Willful injury or threat of injury to a bus driver or to another rider.
    3. Willful and/or repeated defacement of the bus.
    4. Repeated use of profanity.
    5. Repeated willful disobedience of a directive from a bus driver or other supervisor.
    6. Such other behavior as the Superintendent or designee deems to threaten the safe operation of the bus and/or its occupants.

    If a student is suspended from riding the bus for gross disobedience or misconduct on a bus, the School Board may suspend the student from riding the school bus for a period in excess of 10 days for safety reasons. The District’s regular suspension procedures shall be used to suspend a student’s privilege to ride a school bus.

    Electronic Recordings on School Buses
    Electronic visual and audio recordings may be used on school buses to monitor conduct and to promote and maintain a safe environment for students and employees when transportation is provided for any school related activity. Notice of electronic recordings shall be displayed on the exterior of the vehicle’s entrance door and front interior bulkhead in compliance with State law and the rules of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

    Students are prohibited from tampering with electronic recording devices. Students who violate this policy shall be disciplined in accordance with the Board’s discipline policy and shall reimburse the School District for any necessary repairs or replacement.

    The content of the electronic recordings may become student records and may be subject to District policy and procedure concerning school student records; such recordings are exempt from the Eavesdropping Act. Only those people with a legitimate educational or administrative purpose may view and/or listen to the electronic video and/or audio recordings. If the content of an electronic recording becomes the subject of a student disciplinary hearing, it will be treated like other evidence in the proceeding.
     


    LEGAL REF.:


    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g; 34 C.F.R. Part 99.
    105 ILCS 5/10-20.14, 5/10-22.6, and 10/1 et seq.
    720 ILCS 5/14-3(m).


    CROSS REF.:

     

    4:110 (Transportation), 4:170 (Safety), 7:130 (Student Rights and
    Responsibilities), 7:170 (Vandalism), 7:190 (Student Discipline), 7:200
    (Suspension Procedures), 7:340 (Student Records)

     

    ADMIN.PROC.:

     

    4:170-AP3 (School Bus Safety Rules)

     

    ADOPTED:

    UPDATED: 

    October 19, 2009

    AUGUST 10, 2015