The state provides free bus transportation for all students who live more than a mile and a half from the school. Specific student behavior expectations are established for the safe and efficient operation of the school district transportation system in accordance with state laws and regulations. Transportation is considered an extension of the regular school program and students who violate behavior expectations while riding a bus are subject to suspension from riding the bus and/or all the penalties established for misbehavior while students are on the school premises. Each year, copies of these regulations are provided for all students. If you have transportation questions, please call 980-2022. Please refer to the Bus Referral listed at Appendix D in this handbook to view the consequences established by the Rock Hill School District Transportation Department should your child receive a bus referral.