Each Montgomery County Public Schools’ building principal shall have the authority to suspend the riding privileges of students and/or take other disciplinary actions for students who are disciplinary problems on school buses. Parents (or guardians) of children whose behavior and misconduct on school buses violates the Student Code of Conduct or otherwise endangers the health, safety and welfare of other riders shall be notified that their child/children face the loss of school bus riding privileges and/or other disciplinary actions.
In those instances where students have riding privileges suspended, it shall be the responsibility of the parents (or guardians) of the student to see that their child/children get to and from school safely. The bus driver shall be responsible for maintaining the orderly behavior of students on school buses and shall report misconduct to the student's principal and provide a copy of all misconduct reports to the transportation office.
A student shall not be put off the bus en route to or from school for misconduct on the bus. If the behavior is such that it affects the safe operation, then the bus shall be parked in a safe location and the transportation supervisor notified immediately.
LEGAL REFERENCE: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-78, 22.1-181, 22.1-293; Virginia Board of Education Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation, 8 VAC 20-70-10, et seq.