DENISON ISD DEPARTMENTS
FACILITIES & TRANSPORTATION
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3906 South S.H. 91 (Texoma Parkway), Denison, Texas 75020
Tel. 903.462.7100 Fax 903.462.7076
Bus Transportation Information
Student School Bus Behavior Contract
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Bus Drivers, students, parents, teachers, and school administrators share the responsibility for bus safety, following all bus rules, and behaving in a responsible manner.
Riding the school bus is a privilege. If you behave inappropriately, you could lose your riding privilege.
Bus Drivers have the authority to ensure all rules and regulations are followed.
School Bus Rules
1. Students will always cooperate with the bus driver.
2. Students will not write on, disfigure, or damage any part of the bus.
3. Students will not throw any item on or out of the bus.
4. Students will not possess or use weapons, drugs, tobacco, or fire producing devices, in any form on the bus.
5. Students will not scream, yell, or cause loud noises on the bus.
6. Students will remain seated, facing forward in the seat while the bus in motion.
Seat belt use continues to be encouraged for ALL passengers.
7. Students will not be dropped off elsewhere unless they have prior written approval from their parents and Campus Principal.
(School buses are operated to take only eligible students from home to school and back home again.)
8. Students will not have or consume food or drinks on the bus.
9. Students will conduct themselves on buses in the same manner as in the classroom. Inappropriate language or acting in a disrespectful manner will not be tolerated.
If I choose not to follow this contract, I understand the following consequences may occur:
Penalties for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th infraction for ALL DISD students. Suspensions are stated in school days, not calendar days.
1st - Parents are to be notified by the Campus Principal and the student is placed on probation.
2nd - 3-day minimum suspension from riding the bus for all students, depending upon the nature of the violation.
3rd - 15-day minimum suspension from riding the bus for all students, depending upon the nature of the violation.
4th – Students who receive a 4th infraction while using Denison ISD transportation will be subject to further disciplinary actions at the discretion of the Director of Transportation that may include expulsion from the bus for the remainder of the academic year.
Flagrant Violations: Fighting, gross insubordination, and any other acts that might cause safety hazards.
1st infraction – 10-day suspension from riding the bus
2nd flagrant infraction – Suspension from riding the bus for the remainder of the semester or 20 days (whichever is greater)
In extreme cases, the driver may notify the Director of Transportation, and the Director of Transportation may take immediate action, including suspension.
NOTE: If bus privileges are suspended, I must arrange my own transportation to and from school. Additional referrals may result in removal from the bus for the remainder of the school year.
DENISON ISD STUDENT BUS CARD POLICY
Three (3) documented consecutive days without their bus transportation card will result on the third day a call to the parent by the Director of Transportation. The parent will be given two (2) days to either find the students card or purchase a new card. If the student has not found or purchased a new card within the five (5) days, then on the sixth day the student will lose riding privileges until their bus transportation card has been found or purchased. If a new card is to be purchased, the student will be directed to pay $2.00 to their Denison ISD campus secretary. At that time the secretary will notify the Transportation Department that the student has indeed purchased a new bus transportation card.
Any continued issue or flagrant violations that fall outside the above example, will be addressed on a case-by-case bases by the Transportation Director.
Bus drivers will not collect money. All payments for lost bus transportation cards MUST be made to their campus secretary.
If the student has purchased a new bus transportation card, they can ride while the card is being made and issued.