School Bus Transportation Policies, Procedures, Bus Passes and Routes
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SCHOOL BUS PASSES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES
The Department of Education has a strict “NO REFUND” policy on all school bus pass purchases. For this reason, we strongly urge you to consider your child’s transportation plans carefully before submitting your application form. Please click and read the Student Transportation Handbook. Click here for the handbook----> Student Transportation Handbook
A school bus pass is required of all students riding state-contracted school buses to ensure student health and safety, to ensure that all students have seats, to assist in identifying students who are misbehaving, and to prevent unauthorized boarding. This NO PASS = NO RIDE Policy begins on August 12, 2013. Parents and students living >1.5 miles from Moanalua Middle School to the Moanalua Middle School resident boundary lines who desire transportation on the school bus to and/or from school shall submit a yearly Application For Student to Ride School Bus (Form ST-70) and be approved as eligible by the school official. Applications will be available and processed on designated program pick-up days in July in the school cafeteria. New students arriving throughout the year will be issued applications and processed through the school office. All students will be expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and orderly manner while waiting, boarding, and riding the bus.
The Department of Education has a strict "NO REFUND" policy on all school bus pass purchases. For this reason, we strongly urge you to consider your child's transportation plans carefully before submitting your application form.
Students are not to:
- Lend passes to others
- Forge passes
- Harass (includes verbal or physical gestures) bus drivers and other students
- Fight with other students
- Deface or vandalize bus property and facilities
- Board unauthorized buses/routes
Any unruly conduct will result in appropriate disciplinary action, including suspension of bus privileges. Students who lose their bus passes need to obtain a replacement pass. A student will not be allowed to board the bus without an official student transportation bus pass. The replacement bus pass is $5.00.
Bus passes are NOT transferable and will be confiscated if they are given to another student. The student will be disciplined under Chapter 19 consequences. Students who are precluded from riding the school bus by the school principal for misbehavior are not eligible for refunds on the unused portion of the bus pass.
§ 8-28-6 Passenger Safety Code, Hawaii Administrative Rules
All students riding school buses shall abide by the following requirements.
1) At the designated school bus stop and while boarding, students shall:
- Not bring children who will not be passengers on the bus or animals to the bus stop;
- Be on time at the designated school bus stop to help keep the bus on schedule;
- Stay off the road while waiting for the bus and conduct themselves in a safe manner while waiting;
- Refrain from loud talking at bus stops which may disturb nearby residents;
- Not litter or deface public or private property at bus stops;
- Not trespass on private property while waiting at bus stops;
- Line up in an orderly, single file and wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to board the bus;
- Walk on the side of the road facing traffic to get to the bus stop if there are no sidewalks;
- Not bring articles on the bus that may cause injury to passengers or carry on articles which cannot be stored safely under the seat;
- • Use the handrail and watch their step when boarding the bus.
2) While on the bus, students shall;
- Keep hands and heads inside the bus at all times;
- Not scream, talk and/or laugh loudly, engage in horseplay or otherwise behave in a manner that may divert the driver’s attention and result in a serious accident;
- Treat bus equipment as valuable furniture. The offender or the offender’s parent shall pay for damage to seats, windows, and other equipment.
- Not eat or drink any beverages on a regular trip to and from school unless necessary for medical reasons;
- Not tamper with the bus or any of its equipment;
- Keep books, packages, coats, and all other objects out of the aisle;
- Remain in the bus in case of a road emergency, unless directed to do otherwise by the bus driver;
- Not throw anything out of the bus window;
- Remain in their seats while the bus is in motion;
- Not smoke, gamble, fight or engage in any other behavior that will endanger health or morals; and
- Obey the driver.
3) When leaving the bus and crossing streets, students shall observe the following
- Leave the bus only at regular bus stops unless proper authorization has been given in advance by the school principal;
- Use the handrail and watch their step when getting off the bus;
- Cross at nearby crosswalks or intersections at bus stops where the activation of the four red alternating flashing lights on the bus is prohibited by State law. If there is no crosswalk or intersection nearby, students shall avoid crossing at curves or hills or locations where visibility of on-coming vehicles is limited.
- At bus stops where the activation of the four alternating flashing lights on the bus is required by State law or county ordinance, students shall walk twelve feet in front of the bus and look to see if alternating red lamps on the top portion of the school bus are flashing. If the lamps are flashing, they shall look at the driver and wait for the driver to give the signal to cross. If the red lamps are not flashing, students shall not cross the street and shall notify the driver that the red warning lamps are not working and ask the driver for assistance in crossing the street.
Students who misbehave on the bus may be denied rides and shall be subject to disciplinary action as defined in Chapter 19 of the Board of Education's Hawaii Administrative Rules. When the school receives a School Bus Incident Report (Form ST-15) on your child, the Principal will conduct an investigation of the incident and notify you of the outcome. If your child is precluded from riding the school bus as a result of the Principal's disciplinary action, you will NOT receive a refund for the unused portion of the bus pass.
Consequences for Violations of Bus Safety/Behavior Rules may be:
First incident: Day(s) off the bus; Parent notified
Second incident: Week(s) off the bus; Parent notified
Third incident: After an investigation is conducted, student may be precluded from riding the school bus for the remainder of the school year and no refund will be given.
Updated November 2013
FROM: Student Transportation Services Branch
This is a friendly reminder that school bus riders who are on the Quarterly Payment Plan must purchase their new bus pass prior to the start of the next academic quarter (as scheduled below) if they wish to continue riding the bus after the break. Please remit your payment your payment to the school office either in person or by mail (Do not mail cash) on or before the due dates listed below. Payments made by check, money order or cashier's check should be made payable to "Department of Education." Please call your child's school office for more information at 305-1289.
As a reminder, there is a $25 service fee for all returned checks (payable to "Director of Finance") and a $5.00 fee to replace a permanent bus pass.
Annual: Round-Trip = $270.00 Annual: One-Way = $135.00
1st Quarter: Round-Trip = $72.00 One-Way = $36.00 Due by: August 5, 2016
2nd Quarter: Round-Trip = $72.00 One-Way = $36.00 Due by: October 5, 2016
3rd Quarter: Round-Trip = $72.00 One-Way = $36.00 Due by: December 15, 2016
4th Quarter: Round-Trip = $72.00 One-Way = $36.00 Due by: March 9, 2017
*One-Way Bus Coupons - 10 coupons per sheet (Recommended by Occasional Users) = $12.50 (CASH ONLY)