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Student Use Of Bicycles   

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Students who operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle, nonmotorized scooter or skateboard upon a street, bikeway or any other public bicycle path or trail shall wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of law. Students also shall be required to wear such helmets while wearing in-line or roller skates. (Vehicle Code 21212)

The Board of Trustees recognizes that bicycle helmets lessen the seriousness of head injuries. The Board expects that students who ride bicycles to and from school will consistently wear bicycle helmets, observe safety laws and rules, and display courtesy toward other rides and pedestrians.

Health and safety instruction and student handbooks shall include information related to state law that requires all minors to wear a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet when riding a bicycle on streets or public bicycle paths. The district will cooperate with community groups that provide bicycle safety information to students.

Students are encouraged to use bicycle locks. The district will not be responsible for bicycles which are lost, stolen or damaged.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44808 Exemption from liability when students are not on school property

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

VEHICLE CODE

21212 Bicycle helmets

Policy AROMAS-SAN JUAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: June 9, 2004 San Juan Bautista, California