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The Governing Board provides transportation for eligible students in accordance with state and federal law. Transportation services shall depend upon student needs and a continuing assessment of financial resources, including district funds and state reimbursements.

The goals of the transportation service are:

1. To provide maximum safety for students between home and school and on school-sponsored trips.

2. To promote desirable student behavior and respect for traffic safety.

3. To provide assistance and transportation for handicapped students.

4. To provide transportation for field trips.

All school buses shall comply with inspection requirements specified in the Vehicle Code and administered by the California Highway Patrol.

The district may contract with a private carrier for transportation services whenever such an arrangement may be more economical. These services shall be with consultation of the Transportation Supervisor.

Transportation Distance

The following students may ride the school bus: Kindergarten and Grades 1 through 8 will be provided a ride to school if they live within the designated service areas adopted by the Board. The service delivery areas are established to maintain the safety of a student's route to school.

No adults without permission of Superintendent will be permitted to ride the school bus unless they are acting as a supervisor of children who are riding the bus.

Parent volunteers may be accompanied only by children participating in the activity or trip.

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: November 19, 1991 Bakersfield, California

revised: February 16, 1993

revised: September 13, 2011