Every school day, the Cornwall-Lebanon School District transports 90% of its 5,341 resident students to and from school. This is indeed quite an operation. In order that this be accomplished as safely and as quickly as possible, students (and parents) need to cooperate. Students will be expected to enter and leave the bus in an orderly fashion. They will be expected to behave properly. A student exhibiting conduct which interferes with the safety of other students may be denied transportation services. In such cases, it then becomes the responsibility of the parent to transport that student to and from school.
All conduct and behavior problems relating to bus transportation should also be referred to the building principal.
Cornwall-Lebanon buses will use audio and video recording devices to monitor bus behavior. The Board of School Directors and the Administration have developed the following guidelines to ensure that discipline measures are fair and consistent:
1. Unsafe Behavior (fighting, throwing or projecting objects inside or outside the bus, opening emergency door, possession of dangerous weapons, etc.)
a. First Offense: Three (3) day suspension from bus. Automatic parent conference.
b. Second Offense: Two (2) week suspension from bus. Automatic parent conference.
c. Third Offense: Automatic suspension from the bus for the year.
2. Damage to Bus
a. First Offense: Three (3) day bus suspension plus restitution.
b. Second Offense: Ten (10) day bus suspension plus restitution.
c. Third Offense: Suspension from bus for year plus restitution.
3. General Misconduct (Inappropriate behavior on the bus or at the bus stop including falsifying information, disrespect, use of profanity, obscenities, etc.)
a. First Offense: Verbal warning with parents notified.
b. Second Offense: Three (3) day suspension from bus with parent notified.
c. Third Offense: Ten (10) day suspension from bus. Automatic parent conference.
NOTE: The above penalties are minimums. Circumstances could dictate more severe punishment.