Pupil Transportation

Students Who Misbehave May Be Suspended From The Bus

  • The Commissioner of Education has held that a board of education must be free to regulate the conduct of students being transported by the district in order to assure student safety. The method of discipline is a matter left to the board's discretion and will not be overturned absent a showing that the board has acted illegally, has abused its discretion or has imposed a penalty disproportionate to the offense.
  • Generally, a pupil is not entitled to a formal hearing as with a suspension from school. However, the student and parents should be given an opportunity to discuss the factual situation underlying the proposed disciplinary action.
Last Updated: June 11, 2009