School Bus Policies, Procedures and Rules
Parents are encouraged to explain to their children the importance of good
behavior on the school bus, especially those who make the long trip to Yermo every day.
Please remember that riding the bus is a privilege. There is no state law requiring the
Silver Valley School District to provide transportation for any student.
The School Board has determined that bus service will be provided and that
students will be picked up at designated stops only. Riders must be at their stops five
minutes before scheduled bus arrival time.
The following are rules for appropriate behavior on the bus:
Follow the directions of the bus driver
Stay seated while the bus is in motion
Keep all body parts inside the bus
Cursing, swearing or loud talking is not allowed
No eating, drinking or chewing gum
No tampering with bus controls, emergency exits or bus equipment
Fighting, horseplay, hitting, pinching or teasing is prohibited
Smoking, matches, lighters and weapons are prohibited on buses
Students must get off at their designated bus stop and must cross the street
in the proper manner
Intimidating or threatening the bus driver or other students is prohibited
Endangerment of passengers or safe travel is prohibited
A teacher or coach must accompany extracurricular or activity trips
Remain quiet at railroad crossings
Again, bus transportation is a privilege extended only to students who display
good conduct while preparing to ride, riding and leaving the school bus.
Continued disorderly conduct or persistent refusal to obey the driver is considered
sufficient reason for a student to be denied transportation. However, students will
still be expected to be present at school each day in accordance with the law.