School District 103 provides its own bus transportation at no additional charge to all students residing in the District. For safety reasons, we urge guardians to have their children ride the buses to and from school. While students are on the bus, they are under the supervision of the bus driver. In most cases, bus discipline problems can be handled by the bus driver. In the case of a written disciplinary referral, student bus problems will be investigated and handled by the school principal. We encourage you to review bus safety with your child. Bus safety protocol is available on the transportation website. Video and audio cameras may be active on buses in order to monitor student conduct and maintain a safe environment and they may be used for the purposes of investigation into misconduct or accidents on the bus.
Cell phones and tablet devices may be used on the bus. If usage becomes disruptive, the student will be expected to follow driver directions in putting the device away. Taking photos and videos of peers or staff and/or posting them on social media during school hours or on the bus is prohibited.
Students may be suspended from riding the school bus for up to 10 consecutive school days for engaging in gross disobedience or misconduct. Examples of gross disobedience and/or misconduct include but are not limited to physical/verbal altercations, engaging in conduct that puts the student and/or others in potential physical danger, possession of illegal and/or potentially dangerous weapons (including “look-alike” items), possession and/or consumption of illegal drugs (including cannabis, alcoholic beverages, non-prescribed pharmaceutical medication, “look-alike” drugs, etc). In the event a student’s gross disobedience and/or misconduct endangers the safety of themselves or other student riders, the Board may suspend said student from riding the school bus for a period exceeding 10 days.
The district’s regular suspension procedures shall be used to suspend a student’s privilege to ride a school bus. You can find additional information on the transportation website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Transportation Director, Anthony Mendoza, at (847) 295-8258 or email@example.com.