Durham School Services
The Pleasant Valley Community School District busing services is provided by Durham School Services.
Please visit the following link to view the full transportation policies for the Pleasant Valley Community School District as outlined in section 702 of the School Board policies.
Students who ride the bus must wear a face covering. Face coverings include masks, gaiters, and shields. There are only 27 seats on a bus and to practice social distancing only one child will be assigned to a seat, unless they are siblings.
The Pleasant Valley Community School District Board of Education has authorized the use of video cameras on school district buses. The video cameras will be used to monitor student behavior to maintain order on the school buses to promote and maintain a safe environment. Students and parents are hereby notified that the content of the videotapes may be used in a student disciplinary proceeding. The content of the videotapes are confidential student records and will be retained with other student records. Videotapes will be retained if necessary for use in a student disciplinary proceeding or other matter as determined necessary by the administration. Parents may request to view videotapes of their child if the videotapes are used in a disciplinary proceeding involving their child.
Bus Procedures During Inclement Weather
Following is a summary of the procedure to be followed when students are scheduled to be bused during inclement weather. When an athletic event or other activity has been scheduled requiring that students be bused out of town and there are concerns about the weather, the High School or Jr. High Athletic/Activity Director will call the destination point to inquire about weather conditions. If after calling the receiving school, there are still concerns about road conditions, the Director of Operations or his designee will call the highway patrol, national weather service, etc. and make a final decision as to whether to proceed or cancel the activity. If at any time the coach or supervising teacher chooses to cancel the activity once the bus is on the road, the bus driver will do so immediately. If, however, at any time after the trip is underway, the coach/teacher would like to continue, but the bus driver determines that conditions are dangerous and continuing would present a hazard to students and other personnel, the driver has the prerogative to cancel the trip immediately and return to the point of origin. Unless conditions are extremely hazardous, field trips with destinations in and around the Quad Cities generally cause no transportation problems and will proceed as scheduled. On days when school has been canceled or dismissed early due to inclement weather, all field trips/athletic events for that day will be canceled unless authorization to hold the event has been approved by the Superintendent.