Transportation

Belinda Denmark, Transportation Director
(912) 526-4466
denmarkb@toombs.k12.ga.us


bus_driver_application_updated.pdf

*Toombs Central only


Student Rules of Conduct on Buses Regular Routes, Field Trips, and Athletic/Band Trips

  1. Students shall be prohibited from acts of physical violence, bullying, physical assault, battery or verbal assault of other persons on the school bus, disrespectful conduct toward the school bus driver or other persons on the school bus and other unruly behavior.
  2. Students will ride on assigned buses. Parents must request in writing any exceptions to this rule along with the nature of the emergency and a phone number where they may be contacted. The administrator of the student's school must sign the request and a copy will be given to the driver. Parents will assume responsibility for the student when a request is made.
  3. No pets or live animals are allowed on the bus.
  4. Students must be at the stop at the designated time and be ready to board with the least possible delay (5 minutes before the bus arrives).
  5. Students are expected to sit three to a seat unless otherwise directed by the driver and to occupy the seat to which they are assigned. Students must be in an upright position.
  6. For safety purposes, noise level should remain low enough not to distract the driver. Students must remain completely quiet at railroad crossings.
  7. Students must not use or possess tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or weapons.
  8. Students must not use obscene language or gestures.
  9. Willful damage or destruction of any part of the bus is definitely prohibited. Any such damage must be paid for by the student or parent.
  10. Students must not eat or drink on the bus (including cough drops and chewing gum), or throw objects inside the bus or out of the bus window.
  11. Students must not extend arms, head, or other parts of the body out the windows.
  12. Students will be permitted to carry only books and school related items which can be held in the student's lap. Large band instruments will be placed as designated by the driver.
  13. Items for sale for school projects may be transported as long as they can be contained in the student's lap. Such items will not be sold on the bus.
  14. The driver may elect certain students for special training to be used in the event of any emergency. No student will be used as a bus monitor.
  15. Drivers will use provided conduct forms to report misconduct on the bus directly to the assistant principal/principal of the student's school. The principal or assistant principal will give the driver a copy of the action taken, and parents will receive a copy of the report.
  16. Hats or head wear must be removed upon boarding the bus. School dress code policies apply to all student bus riders.
  17. Students must not pass or possess notes or have objects (including pencils, hair brushes, aerosol cans, perfume, etc.) in sight once they enter the bus that might interfere with the school bus operation.
  18. Students shall be prohibited from using mirrors, lasers, flash cameras, or any other lights or reflective devices in a manner that might interfere with the operation of the school bus.
  19. Students must have all electronic devices and cell phones turned off and out of sight so that they do not interfere with the operation of the school bus.

If you have any questions about any Toombs County School System policies, please contact the Central Office ((912)526-3141) for assistance.

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