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November 08, 2010  |   Comments (3)   |   Post a comment

Parents to sign student bus behavior contracts


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Officials at Youngstown City Schools are combating inappropriate bus behavior by introducing a "contract" that will be distributed to parents of the district's students starting this week, according to The Vindicator.

The contract will inform parents of undesirable bus conduct, including fighting, yelling, eating and drinking.   

"We are determined to provide a safe environment for the students," Superintendent Wendy Webb told The Vindicator. "Parents need to tell their kids to sit down on the bus and behave. It's a life-or-death matter. A real tragedy could happen."

If parents do not sign and return the contract within the allotted time, the district will not permit their children to ride the bus, either to or from school or on field trips.

According to the article, each Youngstown school bus has video cameras to monitor student behavior. The new policy comes after several instances of behavioral problems on Youngstown school buses in the past year.

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An excellent idea and thanks School Bus Fleet magazine for sharing it with your readers.

A North Carolinian    |    Nov 12, 2010 09:56 PM

Please let all of us know how this is working, and, how will the students get to school as we are mandated to provide transportation in Ohio? Good luck

marty    |    Nov 10, 2010 04:14 AM

Hillsboro City Schools already does this at the beginning of every school year, and or when the student starts riding the bus. The paper work is sent home with the student to have their parents fill out with the students name, address, parents name, phone numbers, medical concerns, etc. If the student does not return the paper within 'say a week', then the student is written up & sent to the office. The principle then takes it upon themselves to get the information back and to the driver.

Wanda    |    Nov 09, 2010 05:05 PM

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