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702.20 Local and State Transportation Regulations

The policy and rules and regulations for the transportation of students to and from school and on District sponsored activity trips shall be in strict compliance with statutory provisions, State Department of Education regulations, and the following local regulations:

  1. District vehicle use shall be requisitioned through the Principal for school activities and requisitioned through the Superintendent/designee for other uses. These, in turn, shall be forwarded to the District’s transportation vendor for implementation.
  2. An effort shall be made to use District vehicles for transportation whenever one or more student is being transported, including activity trips.
  3. Other than on regular routes, at least one adult supervisor shall be on each school bus in addition to the driver.
  4. All drivers must be certified by the State Department of Transportation.
  5. Under no circumstances is a bus to be taken off the lot without permission of the Superintendent/designee.
  6. Overnight, out of state trips, and trips not connected to school activities shall be approved, in advance, by the Board and are subject to restriction established by Iowa Code.
  7. Students are required to wear seatbelts while being transported in District vehicles, including when riding in buses with lap/shoulder seatbelts.
  8. Transportation will be supervised by the Superintendent/designee.

Cross Reference:
702.11 School Vehicle Discipline
702.40 Transportation Exceptions
702.50 Extracurricular and Other Transportation

Reviewed: July 14, 2003
June 20, 2011
June 20, 2016
September 21, 2020

Revised:
February 21, 2000
June 20, 2011
June 20, 2016
September 21, 2020