School transport policy

Politics:

All school policies related to school transportation and related procedures are in accordance with the Ministry of Education policy, and all matters related to maintaining students’ safety while riding the bus.

Target:

Clarify and organize the school transportation process and explain the procedures and rules of conduct in transportation, and the terms and conditions related to student safety.

Rules of conduct in school transport:

– Riding a school bus in a school. Students must follow the same sound behavioral standards while riding school buses as is followed on the school campus or during school activities. It should be noted that all school rules are in effect inside the school bus or during the ride or at the bus stop / stop / The bus.
– The supervisor or supervisor of the bus or whoever acts on behalf of the school leader will impose penalties in case of misconduct inside the school bus. Parents can be informed of the misconduct that the student has committed in the event that it is serious, with the parent summoning an urgent school meeting if necessary.

School transport rules:

Safety rules are posted on each bus in a clear location. If these rules are broken, discipline procedures will be enforced by the school. Penalties will be gradual in proportion to the size of the violation and may include a temporary ban on using school buses.
– It is the responsibility of the school bus supervisor / or the driver to report any unacceptable behavior to the school leader / whoever acts on her behalf.

Safety rules at bus station:

– You must arrive at your bus station / meeting point or waiting area five minutes before the scheduled arrival time. The bus driver is not permitted to wait for students who are late.
Respect public property and the property of others to reflect a positive image of the school while waiting in your area.
– Keeping your pendants and personal safety and not dealing with strangers while you wait.
– Do not talk to strangers or ask for their help while waiting for the school bus inside the bus, use the language and prohibit the use of profane words and negative gestures.
Stay out of the street or road as much as possible when waiting for the bus.
Wait until the bus has stopped completely before approaching it to get on.
After getting off the bus, get away from the bus enough to move.
Fighting, harassment, intimidation, or violence with colleagues is strictly prohibited while riding the bus.
It is strictly forbidden for students to use a mobile phone or tablet on the bus.
It is strictly forbidden to eat and drink on the bus as it is a serious danger to the safety and health of students – personal toys, headphones or dangerous materials.
Prohibited on the bus.
General misconduct (verbal or physical), violence and inappropriate language are strictly prohibited on school buses.
Always follow the directions of the bus supervisor and the driver to ensure your personal safety when the bus is moving. You must sit in your seat and look forward and not pay attention to those sitting behind.
– It is forbidden to take out the hand or head from the window or talk with those outside the bus while walking or stopping.
– Preserving your personal belongings and not opening or tampering with them on the bus.
No harassment, intimidation, or inappropriate behavior with any other student on board the bus is allowed.
Do not throw anything on the floor of the bus or out of the windows.
It is forbidden to bring any dangerous items or personal toys on the school bus.
It is forbidden to cause any damage of any kind to the school bus.
Parents are not allowed to ride in school buses (this can be done with the approval of the school administration.
– You must say hello before entering the bus and say goodbye to everyone with the appropriate greeting upon departure daily.

Effects and Penalties:

The consequences of misconduct on board school buses will apply to all normal and exceptional routes including:
Verbal warning to the student by the bus driver / supervisor
Sending a warning to the student / parents by the school principal
A student can be required to take a specific seat on the bus until the bad behavior stops
A student was banned for 3 days from riding the school bus
A student was banned for 5 days from riding the school bus
– Preventing 10 days from boarding the school bus and requesting a meeting with the guardian
– In case of other violations, they will be considered individually. Students can be penalized for longer periods of time, including a ban from using the bus for the remainder of the school year

Notice :

Students will be handed a copy of the bus rules during regular school bus safety training.
The rules will be posted on each bus.
Each of the rules will be reviewed periodically with students by the driver or the supervisor.
A copy of the school bus safety rules is handed over to the parent to adhere to them
Bus rules are published in both Arabic and English on the school’s official website.
Parent / guardian responsibilities for transportation safety and student safety

The role of parents:

Believing in the importance of the role of parents in supporting the concept of safety for children and their participation in the school in the educational and guidance role for students, and in compliance with the rules of the educational district and the principles of school bus safety, parents are kindly requested to adhere to the following:
Helping students understand safety rules and encouraging them to abide by them.
Acknowledgment of their responsibilities for the work of their students / children.
Support safe riding practices and the efforts made by the school to discipline and safety the operation on a daily basis when needed.
Assist students in crossing the street safely before boarding and after leaving the bus.
Supporting emergency evacuation procedures, and adhering to emergency procedures set by the school administration.
Respect the rights and privileges of others.
Transferring safety complaints or observations to the school leader immediately, if any.
Transfer any notes on the supervisor, the driver, or the quality of the bus to the school principal, immediately, if any.
Monitor and ensure the safety of bus stops or stops, if possible.
Supporting all efforts to improve school bus safety to ensure student safety.