Students utilizing school transportation shall conduct themselves in an orderly manner fitting to their age and maturity with mutual respect and consideration for the rights of the driver, adult rider, and the other passengers. Students who fail to behave in an orderly manner will be subject to disciplinary measures.
The driver or adult rider shall have the authority to maintain order on the school vehicle. It shall be the responsibility of the driver or adult rider to report misconduct to the transportation manager.
The board supports the use of video cameras on school vehicles used for transportation to and from school as well as for excursions/trips and curricular or co/extra-curricular events. The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior and may be used as evidence in student disciplinary proceedings. The video recordings are student records subject to school district confidentiality, board policy, and administrative regulations.
The transportation manager can recommend the suspension or imposition of other appropriate student discipline in collaboration with the appropriate administrator.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] in conjunction with the building principals, to develop administrative regulations regarding student conduct and discipline when utilizing district transportation.
Reviewed: 9/11; 10/12; 4/15; 11/18
Revised: 10/10; 11/13
Related Policy (Code #): 502.1; 503.1-R; 502.5; 502.5-R1-R3; 503.6
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 279.8; 285; 321 (2013)