Merced County Office of Education

 
Transportation Policy

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Transportation

Transportation to and from school i​s a privilege.   



 

The STRIVE expect​ations apply while being transported.  Students who violate the STRIVE expectations will be subject to progressive discipline as follows:

First Violation:            Verbal or Written Warning

Second Violation:       1-5 days loss of transportation

Third Violation:          5-10 days loss of transportation

Fourth Violation:        10-20 days loss of transportation

Fifth Violation:           Permanent loss of transportation

In cases of severe and/or persistent misconduct, transportation privileges may be revoked at any time prior to the fifth violation. 

In addition to the STRIVE expectations, the following rules apply:

  • Students must wear their seat belt and remain seated when the bus is in motion.
  • Driver instructions are to be followed at all times.
  • Students are to get on and off the bus at their assigned stop.
  • Students are to cross the street in front of the bus, not behind it. 

Bus Surveillance Systems

Surveillance systems on school buses are used to help determine misconduct and improve discipline, ensure the safety of students and bus drivers, and prevent vandalism. Therefore, surveillance systems are installed on all buses to monitor student behavior while traveling to and from school and school activities.

Surveillance may occur on any school bus.  The contents of a recording may be a student record and, as such, may be used in student disciplinary proceedings or referred to local law enforcement, as appropriate.  (MCOE Policy 5131.1)


 

Download a copy of the transportation rules below:
Transportation Policy.pdf