Greenville County Schools provides bus transportation between the high school campus and Bonds Career Center daily for all students. All students will ride the bus unless they obtain permission to drive. If a student, along with his/her parent/guardian, choose to drive, they must agree to the following regulations:
1. Students will not be granted permission to drive until all Bonds student fees are paid and parents contacted.
2. Students will be issued driving permits once the application is completed, the $20 fee paid, and information verified by the front office.
3. Students must show proof of a valid driver’s license.
4. Bonds decal should be displayed on the bottom left corner of the windshield (driver’s side) facing outward.
5. Back your car in the student parking space for orderly departure after class.
6. All students should enter and exit out the lower gate. The upper gate is for bus departure.
7. Report to class immediately upon arrival. No loitering in your vehicle or in the parking lot.
8. Arrive to Bonds Career Center and park in time to be in your class when the bell rings. Drivers who arrive on campus after the bell rings, as well as those walking into the building must report to the front office for a tardy pass to class.
9. Students must have a teacher’s note to return to their vehicle or must wait until dismissal.
10. Once on campus, students may not leave campus unless they have signed out in the front office.
11. Excessively loud music is not allowed on campus.
12. No student vehicles are allowed behind the school gates, unless permission from your teacher.
13. Abide by all State and Local Traffic Laws. Maximum speed limit on campus is 10 mph.
14. Abide by all School Discipline Codes and District Polices.
15. Consequences for excessive unexcused tardies due to vehicle mechanical failure, stopping for gas or food, oversleeping, traffic delays, etc. will reflect in the employability grade for the class and may result in driving suspension to Bonds campus.
16. Parking Fines: A $10.00 fine will be charged for violations: no valid parking tag, driving violations, parked in reserved space or off limit area. Bonds Career Center has the right to revoke driving privileges as a result of reckless driving, poor conduct, and other offenses so designated by administration. Bonds Career Center reserves the right to have any vehicle towed, at the owner’s expense, if it is in violation of any parking regulation.
A $20 fee is required from drivers when the application is submitted. Throughout the year, if there are changes to the information provided on the application, submit the new information in writing to the Front Office at Bonds.
One-Day Permits to Drive to the Center
If a situation arises where a student needs to drive to Bonds Career Center for one day only, the student should notify the front office and pick up a one-day driving permit.
Riding a Bus (Daily and Field Trips)
Greenville County Schools must ensure that the bus ride to and from school is a safe one. All bus riders are required to follow bus safety rules at all times. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary sanctions, possibly including exclusion from the bus. Usual school disciplinary sanctions, such as suspension and expulsion, may also be imposed.
Each bus rider is expected to:
§ follow the driver's directions;
§ sit in the assigned seat;
§ keep hands, arms, legs, and objects to himself and inside the bus;
§ refrain from cursing, name calling, gestures, or loud talking;
§ refrain from pushing, shoving, or annoying other students;
§ refrain from eating, drinking, chewing gum, or littering;
§ obey all points of the Code of Conduct.
To ensure the safety of students who ride school buses, Greenville County Schools has trained bus drivers in the Assertive Discipline Program. This program is based on bus riders' adherence to rules for appropriate conduct and certain consequences that will follow if these rules are not followed. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for incidents which involve severe offenses, such as: fighting, possession of weapons, drugs or alcohol, use of tobacco products, any action which endangers the safety of the driver and other students, or damage to the bus. Such action could involve a longer suspension from the bus or other sanction.
The bus supervisor and transportation officials have the authority to remove a student from the bus if the student becomes uncontrollable while on the bus. The student may not board the bus again until granted permission by the principal. If a student damages a school bus, the student will be charged the assessed repair rate set by the State Department of Education. The student responsible for the damage will be suspended from riding the bus until restitution is made. The principal may set up a payment plan for students who are not able to pay the entire amount at one time. Total restitution must be made or the bus privilege will be lost. Appropriate action for disabled students who violate bus rules will be taken by the principal and may involve other intervention as indicated by the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) Committee or as required by law. Students and parents should not attempt to discuss bus rule violations or suspension matters with the bus driver at a bus stop. Students who attempt to board the bus while suspended or adults who attempt to board or interfere with the operation of the bus may be prosecuted under applicable South Carolina law.
The Greenville County School District must safely transport all bus riders to and from school. Bus riders will be denied the privilege of riding the bus if their behavior is unacceptable or infringes on the rights of other bus riders. It will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian to see that the student is transported to school during this time.
The following behaviors are not permitted:
§ Riding the bus when the student has been suspended
§ Riding a bus other than that assigned
§ Disobeying the instructions of the driver
§ Physical or verbal abuse of the driver or displays of disrespect
§ Physical or verbal abuse of another student
§ Possession of weapons or other dangerous objects
§ Possession of drugs, alcohol, lighters, or other ignitable
§ Failure to sit properly in seat or sit in assigned seat
§ Throwing objects on the bus or out of the windows
§ Placing any item or any part of body outside bus windows
§ Yelling out of the windows
§ Selling items
§ Using profanity, making obscene gestures, making excessive noise or engaging in disruptive behavior