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Electronic Devices on School Buses

Many students use electronic devices as part of their daily lives. iPods, handheld games, portable radios etc., are fun to use and often can make the ride to and from school more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, misuse of these items can be detrimental to the safety and well-being of other students and bus drivers. Therefore, the Transportation Department will enforce the following bus rules pertaining to electronic devices on buses.

The school district will not be held responsible for the loss/theft of portable electronic devices that are lost on school buses.

iPods, Walkman radios, MP3 Players etc. may be used on school buses only if equipped with headphones, and if the volume is maintained at a level that does not disrupt other students or the driver.

Cell phones and cameras are not allowed to be used on school buses unless in an emergency when immediate communication is necessary and with permission of the bus driver.

Cell phones must be turned off and kept in backpacks while traveling on district vehicles.

Laser pointers are not allowed to be used on school buses at any time.

Any electronic devices that are misused may be confiscated by the drivers and returned to the students when they depart the bus. If a student continues to violate these rules, the device may be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian.

Failure to follow these and any bus rules may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Code of Conduct.