The following rules are quoted directly
from the Edwardsville District #7 Handbook for the 2006-2007
school year. Comments not found in the Handbook appear in
Students are expected to exhibit the same good behavior
on the school bus as they do in the classroom. The
discipline guidelines explained on pages 23-29 are also
enforced: 1) on the school bus, 2) at bus stops, 3) to
athletic/extra-curricular activities, 4) on field trips, and
5) on bus routes between student's home and the school.
There are some situations unique to the school bus. Some
examples of those are listed below:
- Students should arrive promptly at their designated
bus stop. (students should be at their designated stop five
minutes before the scheduled pickup time.)
- Students should stand away from the road while waiting
for the bus.
- Caution should be observed when approaching the bus.
Students must wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
(Do not approach the bus until the driver opens the door.)
- Students must remain seated while the bus is in
- Students should be alert to a danger signal from the
- In the event of an emergency, students should remain
in the bus and wait for instructions from the driver.
- Hands and head must be kept inside the bus. (Students
should not use an open window to invite outside students
over to the side of the bus.) Litter and other objects
should not be thrown inside the bus or out the bus windows.
- Excessive talking, laughter, or unnecessary confusion
will not be permitted since it may divert the driver's
attention and result in an accident.
- Absolute quiet must be maintained when approaching a
- Vandalism is strictly prohibited. Any costs to repair
damage to the bus must by paid by those responsible before
transportation can be resumed.
- Students should not touch or tamper with bus
- Students should help keep the bus clean and safe at
all times. The consumption of food or beverages is not
permitted on the bus.
- No live animals including insects or reptiles are
permitted on the bus.
- Books, coats, and instruments should be kept out of
- No article may be left on the bus.
- Courtesy and consideration must be shown to the bus
driver and other students on the bus.
- Older students
should help provide for the comfort and safety of younger
children on the bus.
- The driver can only stop at the
regular assigned stop.
- Safety procedures should be
carefully observed when unloading the bus. If crossing the
roadway, students proceed to a point at least 10 feet in
front of the bus where the traffic can clearly be seen from
both directions and wait for a signal from the driver.
(Students should not cross the road behind the bus. If the
student has any reason to come within 10 feet of any side of
the bus after unloading, they should alert and receive
permission from the driver before proceeding.)
tobacco products or controlled substances are allowed on the
- Any electronic device (i.e. radios, tape players)
that is not permitted at school will not be permitted on the
school bus. Students may use cellular telephones, pagers,
text messaging devices, and other digital devices (i.e.
PDA's) while on the school bus. If, however, the use of
cellular telephones or similar devices disrupts the safe
operation of the school bus, the bus driver may direct that
such device can no longer be used on the school bus.
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