Are school bus stops considered school grounds?

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No. School buses are considered school grounds according to N.J.A.C. 6A:26-1.2; however, bus stops are not. All school districts/charter schools are responsible for reporting incidents of violence and vandalism that occur on school buses, but not those that occur at school bus stops. Although incidents that occur at school bus stops are not reported on the Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System (EVVRS), a school district’s/charter school’s code of student conduct, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7, may specify consequences for the student behaviors involved in the incidents and the school may collect incident data for its own purposes. Q4: Must incidents that occur on field trips be reported on the EVVRS, and do they fall under the definition of school grounds? If a field trip sponsored by a school district/charter school takes place at a facility that is owned by another entity and the school district/charter school has exclusive use of the facility, all incidents of violence ... more
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