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Atascadero USD |  AR  3541  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Transportation Routes And Services   

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Routes and Bus Stops

The Superintendent or designee shall design transportation routes and stops to promote the safety of students and maximum efficiency in the use of buses.

Secondary Students (Grades 7-12) who reside beyond the minimum transportation distance of three miles shall be eligible for transportation service to their school.

Elementary Students (Grades K-6) who reside beyond the minimum transportation distance of one mile shall be eligible for transportation service to the school of their choice:

The Superintendent or designee may authorize transportation within the walking distance when safety problems or hazards exist.

Students who attend a school outside their attendance area may be eligible for transportation services in accordance with Board of Trustees policy.

(cf. 5116.1- Intradistrict Open Enrollment)

(cf. 5117.1 - Interdistrict Attendance Agreements)

(cf. 5117.2 - Alternative Interdistrict Attendance Program)

The Superintendent or designee shall communicate in writing to parents/guardians regarding bus routes, schedules and stops and/or shall arrange for local media to publish such information.

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

Transportation Services

With the Board's authorization, transportation services may be provided or arranged by the district for:

1. Students traveling to and from school during the regular school day (Education Code 39800)

2. Field trips and excursions (Education Code 35330)

(cf. 3541.1 - Transportation for School-Related Trips)

3. School activities, expositions or fairs, or other activities determined to be for the benefit of students (Education Code 39860)

4. District employees or parents/guardians traveling to and from educational activities authorized by the district (Education Code 39837.5)

The district shall provide home-to-school transportation and additional transportation services as needed for students with disabilities as specified in their individualized education programs. (Education Code 41850; 20 USC 1400-1482; 34 CFR 104.4)

(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)

The district shall provide homeless students with transportation services comparable to those offered to other students at the school of attendance. (42 USC 11432)

If a homeless student moves to a shelter that is in another attendance area within the district, the Superintendent or designee may arrange transportation that enables the student to continue attending the same school.

(cf. 5111.13 - Residency for Homeless Children)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

10900.5 Use of school buses for community recreation

35330 Excursions and field trips

35350 Authority to transport pupils

39800-39809.5 Transportation, general provisions, especially:

39800 Powers of governing board to provide transportation to and from school

39801.5 Transportation for adults

39808 Transportation for private school students

39830-39842 School buses, especially:

39835 Use of school buses for community recreation

39837 Transportation to summer employment program

39837.5 Transportation of employees and parents/guardians to school activities

39860 Transportation to school activities

41850-41856 Allowances for transportation

41860-41863 Supplementary allowances for transportation

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

15240-15244 Allowances for student transportation

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

11432 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

104.4 Equal opportunity under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation: http://www.cde.ca.gov/bus/index.html

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute: http://www.ptsi.org

Regulation ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: April 4, 2000 Atascadero, California

revised: August 19, 2008