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Newark USD  |  BP  3540  Business and Noninstructional Operations


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The Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation, will be responsible for the coordination of the transportation of all the district's students. It shall be the coordinator's responsibility to see that all state laws and Board policies regarding the transporting of students are enforced.

Transporting Students in District Vehicles

Whenever possible and practical, school district vehicles will be used to transport students. School busses can be used for any school-sponsored activities, but are only to be used for such activities. School busses can be used for rooters busses, but the cost must be paid by the student body.

Transporting Students in Private Vehicles

It is the policy of the Governing Board that the use of privately owned vehicles to transport students to and from study trips will be approved by the principal, or principal's designee, of the school in which the students are enrolled.

Use of School Student Activity Bus (SPAB)/Common Carrier

It is the policy of the Board that the Director of MOT will maintain a list of common carriers (SPABs) that are authorized to transport Newark students. It will also be his responsibility to see that all approved carriers have adequate liability insurance. It is also the policy of the Board that the arrangements for the use of common carrier will be made only by the MOT Department.

Overnight Field Trips

Prior Board approval is required for overnight trips, and for all trips farther than 125 miles.

Legal Reference:


35330 Excursions and field trips

35350 Authority to transport pupils

39800-39860 Transportation, especially:

39800 Powers of governing board to provide transportation for pupils to and from school; definition of "municipally owned transit system"

39801 Contract with County Superintendent of Schools to provide transportation

39802-39803 Bids and contracts for transportation services

39806 Payments to parents in lieu of transportation

39807 Food and lodging payments in lieu of transportation

38807.5 Transportation fees

39808 District transportation of private school students

41850-41854 Allowances for transportation

41860-41862 Supplemental allowances for transportation

45125.1 Criminal background checks for contractors


3540-3549.3 Educational Employment Relations Act


14100-14103 Use of school buses and school pupil activity buses

15240-15343 Allowances for student transportation, especially:

15253-15272 District records related to transportation


2807 School bus inspection


Arcadia Unified School District et. al. v. State Department of Education, 2 Cal. 4th 251 (1992)


adopted: February 6, 1996 Newark, California

revised: March 15, 2011