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YANCEY COUNTY SCHOOL BUS POLICY
It shall be the policy of the Yancey County Board of Education to provide safe bus transportation
for students of Yancey County. It is the intent of this policy to provide standard procedures to be
followed by each principal in control of student misconduct while said student is being transported. 
Failures to follow the rules and regulations on the bus may result in suspension of the bus riding
privilege. The following rules apply for bus transportation:

Students must stay seated while the bus is moving.
No fighting, use of tobacco products, use of profanity, or refusal to obey instructions.
No vandalizing or defacing the bus in any manner.
No unauthorized leaving the bus when en route.
Seats may be assigned.
No arms, head, etc., out of the windows.
No littering or throwing objects from the bus.

BUS PROCEDURES
The following procedures shall be followed in handling cases of misconduct on the bus:

    
 FIRST OFFENSE CONFERENCE AND STUDENT IS PLACED ON PROBATION.
 SECOND OFFENSE

 CONFERENCE AND A ONE-DAY SUSPENSION FROM RIDING THE BUS.
 THIRD OFFENSE

 CONFERENCE AND A THREE-DAY SUSPENSION FROM RIDING THE BUS.
 FOURTH OFFENSE

 CONFERENCE AND A FIVE DAY SUSPENSION FROM RIDING THE BUS.
 FIFTH OFFENSE

 AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION FROM RIDING THE BUS FOR TEN DAYS.
 SIXTH OFFENSE

 AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION FROM RIDING THE BUS FOR NINE WEEKS.

NOTE: Students may be suspended immediately from riding the bus for actions of gross misconduct.



TRANSPORTATION
Every effort is being made to provide safe, reliable transportation for students attending
 Burnsville Elementary School. 

Transportation Plan:
    Unless we get notification of a change, your child will follow their regular transportation plan that you give us at the start of the year.  Please notify the teacher in advance when you wish to change that plan, even if it is a temporary change.  This includes any trips home with another student that requires a different adult to pick them up or a different bus route to be used.  A written parent note must be sent to request this action.

Drop-Off's AM
    Please drop your child off in the front parking lot in the mornings after 7:30 am.  Only buses are allowed in the back parking lot.  You may escort your child to the cafeteria where they will wait to report to class.  Please do not escort your child to the classroom unless you have scheduled a meeting with the teacher.

Pick-Up's PM
    Early Pick-Ups - Please come to the office, sign out your child, and wait for them to come to you.  Do not go directly to the classroom to pick them up.  The front doors will now be locked at all times.  You will need to buzz the front office to be let in to pick up your child.  After 2:30 pm you will need to enter the regular pick-up line to get your child.  Signing your child out early will result in them accruing an Early Dismissal/Tardy.
    Regular Pick-Ups - This will occur in the back parking lot after the buses have left.  Please make sure that the person coming to pick up your child is on the list of approved names you provide us at the start of the year.   Otherwise, students will not be allowed to leave with them. 
Finally, please display a pick-up sign in your visor with your child's name on it so as to increase the traffic flow of the pick-up line.

Field Trips:
Field trips are out-of-school educational opportunities scheduled by the teacher throughout the school year.  A student will not be allowed to attend a field trip without a signed permission form from the parent/guardian.  Siblings of students are not allowed to attend field trips, only those students in the grade level.  Students attending the field trip are expected to ride with the class to and from any related activities during a field trip. Parent chaperones are certainly appreciated; however they are NOT allowed to ride the activity bus due to a lack of insurance coverage for anyone that is not a school employee or student.