Sweetwater Un HSD | AR 3541 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Transportation Routes And Services
Routes and Bus Stops
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall design transportation routes and stops to promote the safety of students and maximum efficiency in the use of buses.
Students shall be eligible for transportation service to and from school if the distance between their school-established bus stop and the school is beyond the minimum listed below:
1. For students attending junior high or middle school:
Grades 7-9: two and one-half miles
2. For students attending a high school:
Grades 9-12: three and one-half miles
The distance shall be measured by the most direct, commonly traveled street and highways. The student is considered to reside at the point at which the driveway, private road, easement road, etc., enter a federal, state, or county-maintained road.
The Superintendent or his/her 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 policy.
Nothing in this policy is to be construed as requiring district transportation as a condition of school attendance.
(cf. 5116.1- Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
(cf. 5117.1 - Interdistrict Agreements)
(cf. 5117.2 - Alternative Interdistrict Attendance Program)
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children while walking or riding in or on vehicles other than school buses between home and school or between home and boarding on disembarking the bus at a designated bus stop.
(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)
With the Board of Trustees' 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 and parents/guardians traveling to and from educational activities authorized by the district (Education Code 39837.5)
6. Students traveling to and from their places of employment during the summer in connection with a summer employment program for youth (Education Code 39837)
7. Matriculated or enrolled adults traveling to and from school, or adults for educational purposes other than to and from school (Education Code 39801.5)
8. Nonschool purposes as allowed by law such as transportation of government employees to and from their places of employment (Education Code 39840)
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 Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide transportation to homeless children in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulation.
(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)
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
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 SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California
revised: March 12, 2012