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Tamalpais Union HSD |  BP  3541.1  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Transportation For School-Related Trips   

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The Superintendent or designee shall maintain procedures to regulate the use of the vehicles for approved school-related activities. Student councils, parent-teacher associations, and any other organizations requesting transportation shall be responsible for the costs of the trip. To the extent that funding has been approved by the Board of Trustees, such costs may be charged to the district.

Transportation to and from Athletic Events

The district will provide transportation for student athletes to and from athletic events by contract with private transportation providers, to the extent that funds are available for this purpose. When funds are not available, the Superintendent or designee will neither authorize nor arrange for the transportation of students by private automobile. Rather, students and/or their parents/guardians will be expected to assume responsibility and make their own arrangements for transportation. Students will be expected to abide by Vehicle Code requirements.

Transportation by Private Automobile Other Than To and From Athletic Events

Participants may be expected to provide their own transportation to extracurricular activities.

The Superintendent or designee may authorize the transportation of students by private automobile for approved field trips and activities when the vehicle is driven by an adult or student registered with the district for such purposes. All drivers shall certify the safe operating condition of their vehicles and shall receive safety information, including event time schedules and locations, and emergency information, and shall be asked to keep this information in their car. All student passengers shall provide permission slips signed by their parents/guardians.

Trucks and pickups may not transport more persons than can safely sit in the passenger compartment.

The number of passengers, including the driver, shall not exceed the capacity for which the vehicle was designed and should not in any case exceed 10. Seat belts shall be provided; the number of passengers shall not exceed the number of seat belts. (Education Code 39830)

Owners furnishing private vehicles shall not accept reimbursement from passengers in excess of the cost of operating the vehicle.

Employee, volunteer, and student drivers of private vehicles must have on file at the school office the School Driver Certification Form (see E(1) 3541.1) to indicate possession of valid driver's license, insurance coverage in accordance with district requirements, and having met district vehicles safety expectations (see E(2) 3541.1).

(cf. 6153 - District-Sponsored Trips)

The following restrictions apply for drivers between 16 and 18 years of age:

1. During the first 12 months after a student is licensed, the student must be accompanied by a driver 25 years of age or older if a student drives between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) and 5:00 a.m. or if a student transports people under age 20 at any time.

2. During the second 12 months after a student is licensed, the student must be accompanied by a driver 25 years of age or older if the student drives between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 5:00 a.m. However, a student may transport passengers under age 20 without supervision between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and midnight.

All student drivers who volunteer to drive other students under age 20 for any district sponsored event (i.e. field trips, athletic events) must indicate on the School Driver Certification Form (see E(1) 3541.1) the date the license was issued and whether the student must be accompanied by a driver 25 years of age or older (this can either be a parent/guardian, teacher or other volunteer).

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

49341 Legislative findings

49401.5 Legislative intent; consultation services

49411 Chemical listing; compounds used in school programs; determination of shelf life; disposal

FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE

12981 Regulations re pesticides and worker safety

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

25163 Transportation of hazardous wastes; registration; exemptions; inspection

25500-25520 Hazardous materials release response plans; inventory

LABOR CODE

6360-6363 Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

5194 Hazard Communication

Policy TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: June 22, 1993 Larkspur, California

revised: May 14, 1996

revised: February 2, 1999

revised: January 23, 2007