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Policy 8120 - Safety

Policy 8120


SafetyThe superintendent or designee shall develop written rules establishing the procedures for bus safety and emergency exit drills and for student conduct while riding on buses.

The bus driver is responsible for the safety of his or her passengers, particularly for those who cross a roadway after leaving the bus.  No bus driver shall order or allow a student to disembark at other than his or her customary boarding or alighting place unless so authorized by the superintendent.  In order to assure the safety of all, the bus driver may hold students accountable for their conduct during the course of transportation and may recommend corrective action against a student.  Bus drivers are expressly prohibited from using corporal punishment.




Cross References:       Board Policy 8123                  Student conduct on buses
                                       Board Policy 8124                  Emergencies

Legal References:       WAC   180-20                         School bus transportation
                                       WAC   392-145                       Transportation – Operation rules



Adoption Date:           May 28, 1996