810. TRANSPORTATION - Pg.
Transportation for students shall be provided in accordance with law and Board policy.
SC 1361, 1362 Title 22
Sec. 23.1, 23.2, 23.4
The Board shall contract for school bus services for transportation of students to and from school at regularly scheduled hours and for field trips and extracurricular activities.
Sec. 447.1 et seq
The Board shall provide transportation for students living within the prescribed limits when walking conditions to the school are found to be hazardous by the Department of Transportation.
The Board shall transport eligible resident students who are enrolled in nonpublic schools within the distance prescribed by law.
Sec. 8.1 et seq
23 Pa. C.S.A.
Sec. 6301 et seq
A school bus driver shall not be employed until s/he has complied with the mandatory background check requirements for criminal history and child abuse and the contractor has evaluated the results of that screening process.
Sec. 4601 et seq
The Board prohibits any diesel-powered motor vehicle weighing 10,001 pounds or more to idle for more than five (5) minutes in any continuous sixty-minute period while parked, loading or unloading, except as allowed by law.
The Board shall ensure that permanent signs, notifying drivers of the idling restrictions, are maintained on district property at locations where diesel-powered motor vehicles weighing 10,001 pounds or more load or unload. Signs shall also be posted at locations that provide fifteen (15) or more parking spaces for such diesel-powered motor vehicles.
3. Delegation of Responsibility
The school bus driver shall be responsible for the discipline of students while they are being transported.
The principal may suspend a student from bus transportation for disciplinary reasons, and the parents/guardians shall be responsible for the student's transportation.
The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible to:
Sec. 23.1, 23.4
Reports Of Employee Crimes/Child Abuse
District bus drivers and/or the district’s transportation contract carriers shall be responsible to inform the district in writing at the beginning of each school year whether or not they or any of their employees:
This responsibility is in addition to the requirement for clearances that must be presented to the district when an individual is initially hired by the district or the contract carriers.
The district and contract carriers shall have procedures in place to ensure they are notified by their employees when the employees are charged with crimes or child abuse. The procedures shall also include the provision that the failure on the part of employees to make such a timely notification shall subject them to disciplinary action, including termination.
If any bus drivers have been charged as stated in this policy, the transportation contract carriers shall, in their written, yearly notification, include the name of the employee, nature of the offense, and the status of the disposition. The district will review this information to determine if the employee shall continue to transport district students.
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 111, 1331, 1361, 1362, 1365, 1366, 1374, 2541, 2542
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 8.1 et seq., 15.1 et seq., 23.1, 23.2, 23.3, 23.4, 23.6
State Department of Transportation Regulations – 67 PA Code Sec. 212.101,
447.1 et seq.
Child Protective Services Law – 23 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 6301 et seq.
Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act – 35 P.S. Sec. 4601 et seq.
Transportation of Individuals with Disabilities, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations – 49 CFR Part 37, Part 38
Board Policy – 000, 103, 121, 303, 317