Procedures & Consequences of Misconduct

A Transportation Department Administrator will determine if the offense is categorized as a major or minor offense according to guidelines regarding student transportation.

If a minor offense occurs, a Transportation Department Administrator will administer bus discipline according to the guidelines under Consequences for Minor Offenses and/or the student’s individual education plan.

If a major offense occurs, a Transportation Department Administrator will notify the principal. The student will be suspended for a minimum of two weeks from transportation in addition to penalties imposed according to the Canyon ISD Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct carried out by the campus principal.

Minor Offenses

Examples include but not limited to:

  • Standing while bus in is motion
  • Annoying the driver or other students
  • Unacceptable language

Consequences for Minor Offenses

First Offense:Written warning and contact from Transportation Administrator to the parent

  • Possible assigned bus seat
  • Possible campus discipline

Second Offense:Three-day bus suspension and contact from a Transportation Administrator to the parent

  • Student will be given an assigned seat on the bus. Student will remain in assigned seat until driver feels behavior has improved
  • Possible campus discipline

Third Offense: One-week bus suspension

  • Student will be given an assigned seat on the bus. Student will remain in assigned seat until driver feels behavior has improved
  • Possible campus discipline

Fourth Offense: Indefinite bus suspension and possible campus discipline

  • Contact from a Transportation Administrator to the parent

Major Offenses

Examples include but not limited to:

  • Selling, giving or delivering to another person, possessing or using or being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or a controlled substance
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Fighting and assault of other students/driver
  • Vandalism or damage of school bus
  • Use of tobacco
  • Student interference with the safe transportation of fellow students or the driver

Consequences for Major Offenses

A major offense will result in a minimum of two weeks bus suspension. If a student receives two major offenses on the school bus within the school year, the student will be suspended indefinitely from the school bus for the remainder of the school year.

Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for a student with a disability will be made in accordance with the student’s Individual Education Plan or other individually designed program.

Video cameras may be used in district vehicles to promote compliance with the rules of conduct.