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Suspension of Students from School Bus: PSS 247

SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL BUS

 

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Suspension of Students from School Bus: PSS 247

Adoption Date: October 25, 1999

Revised: January 2005

 

Scope                  

To provide guidelines for governing the Suspension of Students from School Buses.

 

Purpose                             

To ensure the safety of all passengers traveling on Board-owned buses and to provide consistent procedures which comply with all regulations in dealing with unacceptable student behaviour on the school bus.

 

Policy Statement           

It is the policy of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board that students who interfere with the safety of bus travel or refuse to comply with rules and regulations for travelling on school buses will be suspended from travelling on the bus.  Suspensions which exceed five (5) days are under the jurisdiction of the Student Discipline Review Committee.

 

Cross Reference                          

Suspension of Students Policy #PSS 246


    

Authorization             

This policy has been authorized by the Board under motions number....

            

 

Responsibility            

It is the responsibility of the Director of Programs and Student Services to ensure that this policy and administrative procedures are implemented.

 

Implementation                     

The Coordinator of School Services, in communication and collaboration with the Coordinator of Transportation, will implement the policy and administrative procedures.

 

Procedures                            

  1. The bus driver is responsible for monitoring student behaviour and maintaining good order on the school bus.  If a pupil refuses to follow the directions of the bus driver or refuses to comply with rules and regulations while on the bus, the bus driver must report the incident (in writing) within a 24-hour period to the Principal.  The Principal, in conjunction with the Coordinator of Transportation may suspend a pupil from travelling on the school bus for up to five days when, in his/her judgement, the behaviour of the pupil while on the bus endangers the safety of others.

  2. Should an extreme case of misbehaviour occur on the bus which, in the opinion of the bus driver, endangers the safety of others using the bus, the bus driver will pull the bus to the side of the road, turn on the amber flashing lights and seek assistance in contacting the police.  Under no circumstances is the bus driver permitted to discharge a pupil from the bus enroute.

  3. When a pupil is suspended from school bus use, the Principal shall forthwith notify the parents by telephone.  This notification will be followed by notice, in writing, of this suspension, to the pupil, parents or guardian, Coordinator of Transportation, and the Coordinator of School Services.

  4. A suspension of more than five (5) days is made by the Student Discipline Review Committee and the Coordinator of Transportation.  Once done, Form II is sent to all concerned. The Board Committee will hear any appeal.

 

Associated Forms                  

Form 1-b

Form II

 

Policy Review            

This policy will be reviewed by Director of Programs and Student Services within three years from the authorization date.

 

Distribution                            

Board Members

All Policy Manual Holders

Form  #1b -  Revised: January 2005

SUSPENSION FORM 1-B

SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL BUS

School: _______________________________________________________________

Name  of  Student: ______________________________________________________

Grade: ________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth: ___________________________________________________________

Home Room Teacher: ________________________________­___________________

Date of Suspension: _____________________________________________________

Dear ________________________:

As principal or official designate of _________________________________,  

                                                                      School

I hereby notify you of the suspension from bus use of_______________________

                                                                                           Student Name

son/ daughter of ___________________________________________________________­________

                                                                        Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

of _________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                        (Address)

for a period of _________________ days, effective ______________________________________.

                                  Number                                                               Date

The reason(s) for the suspension are as follows:

            ___________________________________________________________________________

            ___________________________________________________________________________

            ___________________________________________________________________________

                                   (Further documentation for the School Board copy is attached.)

                                                                        Signed _______________________________

                                                                                                Principal or Official Designate

Distribution:

Pupil

Parent or Guardian

Bus Driver

Co-ordinator, School Services (Attach Bus Driver Report)

Co-ordinator of Transportation (Attach Bus Driver Report)


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