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Rescue Union ESD |  BP  3541  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Transportation Routes And Services   

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The district shall establish transportation routes and services to eligible students so that students may be served adequately and safely.

The following will be considered when establishing or modifying routes:

1. Distance of students from school.

2. Types of roadways and walkways. Roads must be paved, a minimum of 20 feet wide, and if there is a need for the bus to turn around there must be a safe and suitable place to do so.

3. Amount of traffic on roadways used by the students.

4. Length of routes in miles.

5. Length of routes in time.

6. Five or more students in the area (per bus stop) riding the bus.

7. Size and number of buses.

8. Unusual conditions which may involve hazards, weather, physical condition of the students, etc.

9. Operating with no more than three stops per mile except for modifications made necessary by other factors such as safety of the student, shoulder room on which students may walk, weather conditions, etc.

10. The Governing Board may modify minimum bus transportation distances as conditions warrant.

11. It must be within the financial ability of the district.

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

Policy RESCUE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 1987 Rescue, California

revised: March 1996

revised: August 11, 2009

reviewed: November 8, 2011