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Student Conduct on Bus

Please help us make your child’s bus ride a safe and enjoyable part of their education at Lancaster Central public, private, and parochial schools. Please take the time to reinforce these procedures with your children.

The following is intended to serve as a guide for what is expected of Lancaster Central School District students. The adherence to school policies will promote proper student behavior and promote the academic excellence in which Lancaster has always taken pride.

Bus rules will be posted as follows:

  • Obey instructions the first time given.
  • Remain seated facing forward while the bus is in motion.
  • Use acceptable language.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Talk only with those near you in a quiet voice.

Students may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension from school, when they engage in misconduct while on a school bus. 

It is crucial for students to behave appropriately while riding on owned or leased district buses to ensure their safety and that of other passengers and to avoid distracting the bus driver. Students are required to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for classroom behavior. Excessive noise, pushing, and fighting will not be tolerated.

The following consequences for violators have been determined to be a fair and reasonable procedure:

  • Verbal Warning – Date documented with violation
  • Assigned a window seat – Dates documented with violation
  • 1st Written Violation - (previous warnings dated) to administrator, and/or home, or possible suspension
  • 2nd Written Violation - Administrative referral may include 1-5 day suspension
  • 3rd Written Violation - Student may lose transportation privilege for more than 5 days (Superintendent Hearing)

This process may be shortened for any student who threatens or displays behavior that might endanger the health, safety and welfare of self, other students, teachers and/or staff. This student will be suspended immediately, which may include a recommendation for a Superintendent’s Hearing to determine the student’s future status.