South Orangetown Central School District

Principal Responsibilities

The following represents a summary of each school principal’s responsibilities related to pupil transportation:

  • Enforce board policies relating to the transportation of children
  • Assist the Transportation Department in providing a school bus safety program and enforce its regulations
  • Work with the Transportation Supervisor resolving problems relating to the transportation of children
  • Maintain proper standards of pupil conduct on a school bus in cooperation with Transportation Department staff
  • Help students recognize the important duties of the bus driver and respect for his/her directions
  • Provide for supervision of loading and unloading school buses with the assistance of school staff
  • Support the school bus driver in taking whatever disciplinary action is necessary in order to maintain behavior on a school bus. Assigning seats may be warranted in specific instances.
  • Enforce the regulations prohibiting the transportation of large and/or hazardous items on buses
  • Notify parents as soon as possible if students who ride buses are to be detained after school for any reason
  • Consult with parents concerning infractions of safety rules committed by their children. If a student is suspended from the privilege of riding a school bus by the Principal the suspension shall be communicated directly to the parent or guardian of the child. It is the district’s practice that a suspension shall not become effective until proper notification is made to the parent or guardian. See Disciplinary Procedures for more information.
  • Report to the Transportation Department all violations relating to the safe operation of buses assigned to transport children.
  • Conduct bus safety drills in conjunction with the Transportation Department Staff as outlined under Title 8. Section 156.3 of the Educational Law.

Contact

Transportation
623 Western Highway
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Hours: 7:30am-4:30pm
(845) 680-1662/3
General Transportation Email

Michelle Stevens
Transportation Coordinator
(845) 680-1663