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Waugh ESD |  BP  3541.1  Business and Noninstructional Operations

School-Related Trips   

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The district may provide transportation in buses or other school or public transportation vehicles for field trips and excursions in connection with instruction or school-related social, educational, cultural, athletic or school band activities.

(cf. 3541.5 - Alternative Transportation Arrangements)

School-related organizations requesting transportation shall be fully responsible for the costs of their trips unless funding has been approved by the Board.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

(cf. 3542 - Schoolbus Drivers)

(cf. 3543 - Transportation: Emergency and Safety Procedures)

(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)

Transportation by Private Vehicle

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 who has registered with the district for such purposes.

Student Drivers

When district transportation is provided, students may be released from using district transportation only with the advance written permission of their parent/guardian.

Legal Reference:


35330 Excursions and field trips

39830 School bus

39835 Use for community recreation

38054 Transportation of pupils to places of summer employment

39860 Transportation to special activities by district

44808 Liability when students not on school property


27315 Mandatory use of seat belts in private passenger vehicles

34501.6 Schoolbuses; reduced visibility

Castro v. Los Angeles (1976) 54 Cal.App.3d 232

Salcedo v. Monterey County Office of Education (1992) 1 Cal.Rptr.2d 868

Hanson v. Reedley School District (1941) 43 Cal.App.2d 643

Lehmuth v. Long Beach Unified School District (1960) 53 Cal.App.2d 544


adopted: January 10, 1994 Petaluma, California