You must read the disclosures presented in the Electronic Consent section of these Terms and Conditions prior to checking the Terms and Conditions consent box at the end of your student(s) Enrollment, Billing and/or Registration Form. Please also read other information presented in these Terms and Conditions and in the School Bus Code of Conduct policy prior to submitting your student(s) Enrollment, Billing and/or Registration Form.
By submitting a Coastal Bus Line LLC Enrollment, Billing and/or Registration Form (“form”), each applicant (“I,” “me” or “my” below) agrees and certifies that (1) I have read and agree to the disclosures set-forth in, provided on or with these Terms and Conditions; (2) the information I have supplied is true and correct; (3) I authorize Coastal Bus Line LLC to obtain credit reports on me; (4) I authorize Coastal Bus Line LLC to bill my credit card per the Recurring Payment Plan set forth in the pricing schedule for the school in which I am enrolling my student(s) today; (5) I understand that this form is a binding and legal contract between me and Coastal Bus Line LLC and that I am responsible for the full dollar amount of this contract even if my student(s) cease, either voluntarily or involuntarily, to use the services of Coastal Bus Line LLC for the entire duration of the school year for which I am enrolling my student(s); (6) I understand that these Terms and Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior written or electronic notice, and (7) I understand that Coastal Bus Line LLC buses are equipped with audio and/or video surveillance, and that my student(s) may be recorded while riding the bus.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS.
READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AND KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS.
Prior to processing your student(s) Enrollment, Billing and/or Registration Form, Coastal Bus Line LLC requires your consent to provide you with important information electronically.
In this section of the Terms and Conditions Agreement, “We,” “Us” and “Our” mean Coastal Bus Line LLC and any successor or assigns. “You” and “Your” mean each person who submits an Enrollment, Billing and/or Registration Form. “Membership” means your account with us. “Recurring Payment Plan” means one or more payment program options.
– Late Fee (payments received 5 or more days after scheduled payment due date): Up to $35.00
– Returned Payment Fee (payments returned and/or rejected for any reason by the issuing Bank): Pass through any Bank fees plus up to $35.00
– Early Cancellation Payment (see Membership Cancellation of these Terms and Conditions for details): Up to $35 per month for each month remaining in the academic school year, but not to exceed 10 percent (10%) of total contract value.
You must pay at least the Total Minimum Payment by the due date per the terms outlined in the Recurring Payment Plan for the school in which you are enrolling/registering your student(s). Partial payments will not be considered when assessing Late Fees. Late Fees will be assessed based on the full amount of the current recurring payment.
Although we may decide to do so, we are not required to attempt to collect a payment more than once.
Upholding Your Agreement
You’ll be in default under this Agreement if you:
If we consider your Membership in default, we may suspend your student(s) riding privileges; close your Membership; require you to pay the full amount you owe immediately, and/or take any other action permitted by law. If applicable law requires us to do so, we will tell you in advance and/or give you the opportunity to remedy your default.
END-OF-DAY PICK UP POLICY FOR ELEMENTARY GRADE STUDENTS
Current route locations and times are available online at your school’s parent portal page. Any other copy of a route – either written or electronic – is not considered an “approved” copy and is not applicable under this policy. If you do not know where to find the most up-to-date route information for your school, please contact Coastal Bus Line at 843-928-3028.
To ensure the safety of student passengers, drivers are not permitted to release elementary grade students without a parent or guardian present. Parents should not wait in cars and/or assume drivers are “familiar” with their vehicles. A face-to-face acknowledgement between parent and driver is mandatory before a student can be released. If a child is not picked up by the time indicated on the end-of-day route schedule, the student will remain on the bus until the next scheduled stop. If a parent is still not present by the last stop’s scheduled time, Coastal Bus Line will attempt to contact the parent and/or emergency contact(s), AND the parent will be charged a late pick up fee based on the following “progressive” scheduled:
|Minutes Late||Cost per Minute||Max Penalty|
|≤ 5 minutes||$1.00||$5.00 ($1 x 5 minutes)|
|≤ 10 minutes||$2.00||$20.00 ($2 x 10 minutes)|
|10 minutes or more||$3.00||$30.00 (No Maximum)|
While this progressive schedule may seem excessive to offenders, please keep in mind that tardiness effects staff members – driver, safety supervisor and dispatcher – and subsequent driver assignments, possibly impacting Company revenue and reputation.
To avoid penalty, we recommend that parents identify another parent at the stop for “back-up”. This is an especially useful solution for parents travelling highways or interstates and others who have difficulty getting to the stop on time.
SCHOOL BUS CODE OF CONDUCT
The safety of students and drivers is our number one concern. Our safety and usage policies regarding our buses and pick-up locations follow. Please take a moment to review this information with all student riders.
Students found in default of any of the following School Bus Conduct policies are subject to the Misbehavior Consequences listed below.
While at the Bus Stop
While on the Bus
The Following Behavior is STRICTLY PROHIBITED
During registration, one-way riders will be required to indicate whether their travel is “AM” (going to school) or “PM” (leaving the school). Your take-in or take-home commitment is critical to ensuring that buses do not exceed safety capacities. Buses that exceed safety capacities will not disembark, causing delays to all subsequent arrival times, until a safe travel capacity is achieved. One-way student riders will NOT be permitted to deviate from their pre-selected travel time slot. One-way student riders found in default of this policy without prior approval from a Coastal Bus Line LLC employee are subject to the Misbehavior Consequences listed below.