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El Dorado Union HSD |  BP  3543  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Transportation Safety And Emergencies   

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Bus evacuation drills shall be conducted for secondary students each year. Students who receive home-to-school transportation shall either participate directly or shall observe an evacuation demonstration by other students.

Secondary students shall receive instruction in bus evacuation procedures and safe riding practices prior to departure on all school activity trips.

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

39830-39842 Transportation, school buses

51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety

PENAL CODE

241.3 Assault against school bus driver

243.3 Battery against school bus driver

VEHICLE CODE

415 Definition of motor vehicle

545-546 Definition of school bus and student activity bus

22112 Loading and unloading passengers

23123 Use of wireless telephone prohibited while driving motor vehicle

23123.5 Text communications prohibited while driving motor vehicle

23125 Use of wireless telephone prohibited while driving school bus

27316-27316.5 Passenger restraint systems

34500 California Highway Patrol responsibility to regulate safe operation of school buses

34501.5 California Highway Patrol responsibility to adopt rules re: safe operation of school buses

34501.6 School buses; reduced visibility

34508 California Highway Patrol responsibility to adopt rules re: equipment and operations of school buses

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

14100-14105 School buses and student activity buses

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 13

1200-1293 Motor carrier safety

2480 Airborne toxic control measure; limitation on bus idling

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 19

574-575.3 Inspection and maintenance of fire extinguishers

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 49

571.1-571.500 Motor vehicle standards, including school buses

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Association of School Business Officials: http://www.casbo.org

California Association of School Transportation Officials: http://www.castoways.org

California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/tn

California Highway Patrol: http://www.chp.ca.gov

National Coalition for School Bus Safety: http://www.ncsbs.org

National Transportation Safety Board: http://www.ntsb.gov

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 28, 2014 Placerville, California