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Transportation Policy



Valley Community School​​​​​

Transportation to and from school i​s a privilege.   ​

The STRIVE expect​ations apply while being transported.  Students who violate the STRIVE expectations or have consistent behavior issues may lose transportation for an extended period of time and/or the remainder of the school year.

In cases of severe and/or persistent misconduct, transportation privileges may be revoked at any time.

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)​