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The Flip Side

Cleveland, TN

#1 Oct 28, 2008
Someone I know received a disciplinary notice from a local bus driver alleging that she violated a "State Law" by possessing a food item on a school bus...

Well, after picking myself up off the floor & wiping my eyes, I pulled up the trusty Ohio Revised Code & found nothing even remotely on-point. Ditto for the regulations of the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Am I missing something here, or did someone get a little carried away with themselves?

Next up, chewing gum in class is a Federal offense...lol
princess

Mansfield, OH

#2 Oct 28, 2008
Someone didn't share a twinkie with the driver.
Dinosaurhoohaus

Cable, OH

#3 Oct 28, 2008
perhaps it's due to the child choking and them not being visable to the driver if they ate on the bus. I looked up Ohio traffic laws concerning eating on a school bus. Rules are rules in life.
The Flip Side

Cleveland, TN

#4 Oct 28, 2008
Dinosaur - did you actually find a state law on the subject? I don't doubt it's a district rule - the kids are told that quite often, and I don't have a problem with a kid being punished for violating a district rule, but a "state law you can't possess food?" That's what gets me.

After further looking, I see references on school district websites all over Ohio alluding to "Ohio Law 3301.83.08" which purportedly makes all sorts of statements about school bus rules. That statute number isn't even on the books at all & looks like it never was.

3301.80 Repealed.
3301.801 Repealed.
3301.85 Repealed.
3301.86 OhioReads classroom reading grants program.
3301.87 Repealed.

Kinda makes you wonder what other things places like school districts say are "required by law" but really aren't...

“My posse's on Broadway”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#5 Oct 28, 2008
I wonder what they have to say about the lack of seat belts on these buses.
Are you serious

Columbus, OH

#6 Oct 29, 2008
Is this the same bus driver that stole money from the softball organization / parks office?
Eyeno

Lima, OH

#7 Oct 29, 2008
My kids play sports for the schools and after games they are not allowed to eat meals (sandwiches,etc) on the bus. They eat first, then get on.
Whether that is due to a state law or not, who knows?
skeeter

United States

#8 Oct 29, 2008
Eyeno wrote:
My kids play sports for the schools and after games they are not allowed to eat meals (sandwiches,etc) on the bus. They eat first, then get on.
Whether that is due to a state law or not, who knows?
Maybe it's because the driver doesn't want to pick up after some of the sloppy ones that leave wrappers, half full drinks or cans, and crumbs. Can you blame them? I don't. I don't think there's a law against it, it's a matter of preference pertaining to the drivers who are probably responsible for housekeeping of the bus too.
Liberty

Greenville, OH

#9 Oct 29, 2008
Are you Serious------ LMAO !!!!!!!!!
Lucy2003

Fredericktown, OH

#10 Oct 29, 2008
The Flip Side wrote:
Someone I know received a disciplinary notice from a local bus driver alleging that she violated a "State Law" by possessing a food item on a school bus...
Well, after picking myself up off the floor & wiping my eyes, I pulled up the trusty Ohio Revised Code & found nothing even remotely on-point. Ditto for the regulations of the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Am I missing something here, or did someone get a little carried away with themselves?
Next up, chewing gum in class is a Federal offense...lol
Were they eating or did they just have the food on the bus? I can't see them enforcing that with children that take their lunch to school. Kids sometimes compare and trade food. I use to drink soda on the bus in high school. my driver didn't care as long as we didn't leave trash.
Dinosaurhoohaus

Cable, OH

#11 Oct 29, 2008
I looked up state laws,, found nothing, but, If I remember correctly, at the start of each school year, student and parent/guardian sign off on the rules-regulations when handing in a bus card. When you sign off on that card you are held responsible for the rules. I looked maybe 20 min or more on state laws about this, found nothing. Call your transportaion Sup for more info.
The Flip Side

Cleveland, TN

#12 Oct 29, 2008
From what I understand, the student was given a birthday cake at school on her birthday & brought it home in a closed container on the bus, which led to the discipline & allegation of "violating state law."

Interesting point about kids who pack their lunches - are they violating "state law" too?:-)

Frankly, a school district & their bus dept can set & enforce any rules they want and the kids have to abide by them, but don't put up a patently stupid rule & say "state law" requires it.

Kinda sounds to me like some sdministrator somewhere didn't want to take flack over an unpopular rule, so he made up a "law" that required it, then it became viral & all the other districts picked up on it (I noted that the description of the "law" is exactly the same on all the websites - cites the law as "Ohio Law 3301.83.08" not as "Ohio Revised Code" or "O.R.C." as would be correct).
Cindy

AOL

#13 Nov 15, 2008
Has anyone ever found a law on the legal responsibilities of a public school disrict in regards to busing
mick

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Nov 17, 2008
The Flip Side wrote:
From what I understand, the student was given a birthday cake at school on her birthday & brought it home in a closed container on the bus, which led to the discipline & allegation of "violating state law."
Interesting point about kids who pack their lunches - are they violating "state law" too?:-)
Frankly, a school district & their bus dept can set & enforce any rules they want and the kids have to abide by them, but don't put up a patently stupid rule & say "state law" requires it.
Kinda sounds to me like some sdministrator somewhere didn't want to take flack over an unpopular rule, so he made up a "law" that required it, then it became viral & all the other districts picked up on it (I noted that the description of the "law" is exactly the same on all the websites - cites the law as "Ohio Law 3301.83.08" not as "Ohio Revised Code" or "O.R.C." as would be correct).
3301-83-08 (c) number (8) of the,, ohio pupil transportation ,,ohio department of education , you may also call the state depatment of transpertation for school bus drivers. they will tell you , no one is aloud to eat or drink on a school bus. a student is alooud to carry on food , just not to eat it on the bus
words of wisdom

Sevierville, TN

#15 Nov 17, 2008
it is most likely an osha standard.
Sydney

Bellefontaine, OH

#16 Nov 17, 2008
Mick is right on target. Bring on food...no problem. Eating on bus...not allowed.
Bellefontaine

Mansfield, OH

#17 Nov 17, 2008
Today is Monday

“Get a life, people!”

Since: Aug 08

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#18 Nov 17, 2008
mick wrote:
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3301-83-08 (c) number (8) of the,, ohio pupil transportation ,,ohio department of education , you may also call the state depatment of transpertation for school bus drivers. they will tell you , no one is aloud to eat or drink on a school bus. a student is alooud to carry on food , just not to eat it on the bus
Well my point is that Chapter 3301 of the Ohio Revised Code governs Education, but that statute number (3301.83.08) is quite simply not on the books and never has been. It's also not in the regulations of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Did someone just make this stuff up to justify unpopular district rules?
Julie

Conneaut, OH

#19 Sep 17, 2009
Reply: Cindy, I emailed the Board of Education in Columbus, OH and was sent the following link with regard to busing. Copy and paste the link below on your browser. It is an Adobe document dated Sept. 2008.

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/gd/templates/pages...

Original Message:
Cindy wrote:
Has anyone ever found a law on the legal responsibilities of a public school disrict in regards to busing
didint know

Mount Gilead, OH

#20 Sep 17, 2009
Are you serious wrote:
Is this the same bus driver that stole money from the softball organization / parks office?
SO we have a bus driver in the district that stole money from an organization? how does he/she still have the job?

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