Code of Conduct for School Students Travelling on Buses
The Code of Conduct for School Students Travelling on Buses
is a set of behavioural guidelines developed to assist school bus operators manage the issue of student behaviour.
Every day more than 150,000 Queensland students travel to school by bus. Most of these students are responsible and well-behaved, however a minority will misbehave.
The actions of this minority might affect the ability of drivers to concentrate, and could affect the quality of the trip. This is of concern to bus operators and the department. The safety and comfort of all students when travelling is very important.
To address this, the department has developed its code of conduct for school students travelling on buses. To ensure the needs and views of all stakeholders were taken into account, the code was developed in consultation with Education Queensland, the Queensland Police Service, bus industry groups, parent groups, principal associations, unions and non-state school authorities.
The Code of Conduct for School Students Travelling on Buses will form the basis of the bus rules that bus companies develop to manage behaviour on their school buses. It also includes procedures for bus drivers and operators to follow when managing student behaviour on the bus.