8024.00 | Bus Driver Authority and Responsibility

The bus driver is responsible for the safety of his/her passengers. The bus driver may hold students accountable for their conduct during transportation and may recommend corrective action. 

When a teacher, coach, or other certificated staff member is assigned to accompany students on a bus, such person shall be primarily responsible for the behavior of the students in his/her charge. However, the school bus driver shall be the final source of decision, should a disagreement arise about matters that affect the health and safety of the passengers while on the bus.

Each bus driver shall be responsible for reporting any student whose behavior is such that it may endanger the operation of the bus or damage the bus or whose language is obscene. Additionally, each bus driver shall report any condition on or bordering his/her route that constitutes a hazard to the safety of the students being transported