Bus Riding Standards

Specific rules are listed in the Student Handbook. The general “expectations” for bus riding are:

  • Eat and drink before getting on the bus.
  • Stay in your assigned seat at all times.
  • Use indoor voices – NO PROFANITY
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself inside the bus.
  • Show respect to students and adults.

Severe misbehavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Destruction of property.
  • Physical assault or fighting.
  • A student’s actions that are harmful to, or have the potential to harm, themselves or other students.
  • Use of any mechanical or technical device that interferes with the bus driver’s ability to safely operate the bus.
  • Open defiance and/or profanity towards the bus driver, any other person of authority, or another student.
  • Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying of any kind including, defamation of character, slander or negative remarks concerning a student’s ethnic heritage or sexual preference (discrimination).
  • Use or possession of tobacco products of any kind, matches, lighters, alcohol, drugs, weapons, sharp objects, pornography or any violation of the law.
  • Intentional failure to wear seat belt and/or wear properly after being directed to do so.

The Helena Police Department or Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office will be notified regarding a student who is in violation of the law and will be disciplined in accordance with the District’s policy.