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Policy 300.07 – Student Conduct on Buses



Board Policy

  1. The Board recognizes student transportation is an integral component of a public school Positive, civil, and respectful behavior contribute to the safety and well-being of school bus passengers, drivers, and others. The privilege of riding the bus is conditional upon compliance with school behavioral rules and regulations.
  2. The Board authorizes the Superintendent and District Administration to establish administrative regulations consistent with this policy, subject to review and approval by the Board.



Student Conduct on Buses - 300.07-1

  1. The school bus driver shall be responsible for maintaining discipline when traveling on a regular bus route, on a field trip or activity run, and while loading and unloading
    1. School bus drivers will receive specialized training for discipline situations on the bus.
    2. The school bus driver has authority to appropriately address student behavior which is disruptive, distracting, or hazardous in violation of policy, or in any way poses a threat to safety.
    3. When student passengers are accompanied by a supervising adult, the bus driver and supervising adult shall work cooperatively to see that discipline is maintained. The supervising adult is responsible to assure proper student conduct on the bus under the driver’s direction.
  2. In providing transportation services, the school bus driver shall adhere to the following:
    1. The driver shall travel prescribed routes except when emergency conditions necessitate a route change.
    2. The driver shall stop the bus to load and unload students only at authorized bus stops or as designated by field trip or travel plans.
    3. The driver may make seating assignments.
  3. In order to assure that school buses provide a clean, safe environment, the following regulations shall be observed:
    1. Students shall not be allowed on the bus unless the driver is present.
    2. Students shall not consume drinks or food items on the bus except when unusual circumstances warrant a special clearance from the driver.
    3. No illegal substances, hazardous materials, nuisance items, or animals shall be brought aboard the bus.
    4. Bus doorways, steps, aisles, and driving compartments shall be kept free of students, equipment, personal items, etc.
    5. Incidents of vandalism shall be investigated and restitution sought for damages.
    6. Sports equipment, musical instruments, or other large objects (e.g., skateboards, scooters) that could become dangerous will be kept in backpacks or designated cases.  
  4. The code of student conduct shall be posted in each school bus.
  5. The following procedures shall be implemented when a rule of student conduct is broken which does not constitute prohibited behavior as outlined in Policy—500.2—Student Conduct and Disciplinary Process.
    1. First Minor Offense:
    2. The driver shall give a verbal warning
  6. Repeated Minor Offenses and Serious First Offenses:
    1. The driver shall issue a student ticket, providing copies for the parents and school administrator.
  7. Continuing Problems and Repeated Serious Offenses:
    1. The driver shall issue a “Second Offense” ticket, providing copies for the parents and school The school administrator shall implement disciplinary procedures.
  8. If the student’s riding privileges are in question, a conference must be held with the student, parent, bus driver, and school administrator to determine appropriate corrective action.
  9. The student’s due process rights are to be assured according to guidelines outlined in Policy—500.2—Student Conduct and Disciplinary Process.
  10. When student behavior poses an immediate threat to safety, the bus driver shall do the following:
    1. Stop the bus and identify the student(s) involved.
    2. Restore order.
      1. An offending student may not be removed from the bus except at the student’s regular bus stop or at the school.
      2. If order cannot be restored, the driver shall call for assistance from the Transportation Department.
      3. Transportation dispatch will immediately send a transportation administrator or contact local police for immediate response.
        1. When police or law enforcement responds to a bus situation, the Department of Transportation will notify parent/legal guardian of the students on the bus.  
    3. Corrective disciplinary measures shall be determined by the school administrator according to the procedures outlined in Policy—500.2—Student Conduct and Disciplinary Process.







Document History

Revised– 12.13.2022.  Policy 300.07-Student Conduct on buses was revised to update:   
  • The bus driver’s responsibility to address behavior which is disruptive, distracting, or hazardous.
  • School bus drivers will receive specialized training for discipline situations on the bus.
  • A bus driver is responsible for maintaining discipline while traveling on a bus. A supervising adult is responsible to assure proper student conduct on the bus under the bus driver’s direction.
  • Sports equipment, musical instruments, or other large objects (e.g., skateboards, scooters) that could become dangerous will be kept in backpacks or designated cases.
  • In situations where order cannot be restored a bus, drivers will contact the Transportation Department, and Transportation dispatch will contact local police for an immediate response.
  • When police or law enforcement responds to a bus situation, the Transportation Department will notify parent/legal guardian of the students on the bus.   

Adopted – 8.4.2015.

This online presentation is an electronic representation of the Canyons School District’s currently adopted policy manual. It does not reflect updating activities in progress. The official, authoritative manual is available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent located at 9361 South 300 East Sandy, UT 84070.

Board Meeting Schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Education for Canyons School District will hold a regular study session and public business meeting at the Canyons District Office building, 9361 S. 300 E., Sandy, UT each month unless otherwise posted. The Board may determine to conduct some business during a study session. All business meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless changed by the Board and appropriately posted for the public.

Please note that ALL DATES, TIMES and LOCATIONS listed on this scheduled are TENTATIVE and are subject to change at any time.  Please check this schedule often to be informed of any changes.

Unless otherwise specified, all meetings in the schedule below will take place as the Canyons District Office located at 9361 S. 300 E. in Sandy, Utah.

District Leaders

Dr. Rick Robins


Dr. Rick L. Robins is the superintendent of Canyons School District. Dr. Robins, who was selected by the Canyons Board of Education after a national search, brings 24 years of experience as an educator to his role as the chief executive officer of Utah’s fifth-largest school district. Prior to joining Canyons, Dr. Robins, who earned an Ed.D. from the University of Las Vegas, for six years was Superintendent of the Juab School District, based in Nephi, Utah. While there, Dr. Robins, who also was the Juab High School Principal from 2009-2013, helped oversee efforts to improve the district’s graduation rate to 97 percent, a double-digit increase over a 10-year period. Other innovations he led in Juab included a partnership with Arizona State University for blended-learning opportunities; the launch of a districtwide competency-based personalized learning model driven by a 1:1 technology initiative and standards-based reporting system; and the construction of the STEM-focused West Campus Innovations Center, funded largely through private and corporate sponsorships. Dr. Robins began his career as a history teacher at Copper Hills High in the Jordan School District and has worked as an assistant principal and principal in the Alpine, Nebo and Juab school districts. He was the 2012 Utah High School Principal of the Year for the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2014 earned the Lexington Institute Superintendent Fellowship Award presented to innovative superintendents across the country. Dr. Robins was starting quarterback for the football team at Southern Utah University Thunderbirds from 1991-1995, and in 2013 was inducted into SUU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He has four children and one grandchild.

Leon Wilcox

Business Administrator and CFO

Leon Wilcox is a seasoned professional with 20 years of governmental accounting experience, with an emphasis on financial reporting, budgeting, and auditing. As Canyons District’ Director of Accounting from 2009-2013, Wilcox was intricately involved with the 2009 division of $1.5 billion in assets of the former Jordan School District, and was responsible for establishing Canyons’ original and subsequent budgets. Wilcox, a certified public accountant who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Utah State University, also has worked nine years in the Granite School District and six years in the State Auditor’s Office.

Supervises:  Accounting and Budget Services, Facilities and Maintenance, Insurance, New Construction Budget, Nutrition Services, Purchasing, Payroll

Dr. Robert M. Dowdle

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance

Robert Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 31 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School. Dowdle has served in the District office for 11 years as Assistant Superintendent. This role has included various leadership responsibilities, including Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Dowdle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and School Performance.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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