PENDLETON, S.C. — Anderson School District Four has implemented a district-wide incentive program for good bus rider behavior called “Bus Bucks.”
Students earn Bus Bucks for demonstrating desired behaviors, following directions, as well as setting a good example for other passengers while riding the district’s school buses.
Along with following directions, the behavior that’s expected of students includes being respectful, sitting properly and remaining seating, keeping one’s hands to him or herself and talking quietly.
Bus Bucks are awarded by school bus drivers each Friday that transportation is provided.
Students can redeem their Bus Bucks for the following incentives:
All schools — a homework pass, a fast food coupon or a coupon to Skateland USA
Elementary schools — a coupon for a Dairy Queen ice cream cone
Middle school — a lunch pass or dance pass, a coupon for a discount to a sporting event, a coupon for a Dairy Queen Blizzard
High school — a lunch pass or a Canteen Drink pass, or a Dairy Queen Blizzard coupon
“We tried to tailor the incentives to be appropriate to different grade levels,” Assistant Superintendent Joanne Avery told the Independent Mail. “While the elementary school students might save up their bucks for an ice cream cone, at the high school, getting a lunch pass is a really big deal. Getting in the lunch line before everyone else is highly coveted by teenagers.”