School Bus Offenses

The principal has the authority to suspend a student from the bus. The suspension will be for a reasonable and specific period of time. The school will make every effort to contact parent(s) prior to the suspension. A copy of the referral will be sent home with the student. (See the Dothan City Schools Code of Conduct.) Any student violating safety rules or disobeying the bus driver will be reported to the principal.

Actions for School Bus Offenses

Guidelines for referrals to the principal are listed below. The principal, however, will use discretion in severe behavioral instances. SAFETY is our concern!

First referral

  • Conference with student by counselor.
  • Copy of referral to parents.

Second referral

  • Contact parents. Student placed on probation.
  • Copy of referral to parents.

Third referral

  • Bus privilege denied for 3 days.

Fourth referral

  • Bus privilege denied for 6 days.

Fifth referral

  • Bus privilege denied for 12 days.
  • Parent conference

Students may receive disciplinary referrals for misbehavior in bus lines or other holding places. Procedures as outlined above will be used.


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