The Governing Board desires to provide for the safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school as necessary to ensure students' access to the educational program, promote regular attendance, and reduce tardiness. The extent to which the District provides for transportation services shall depend upon student and community needs and a continuing assessment of financial resources.

The Superintendent or designee shall recommend to the Board the most economical and appropriate means of providing transportation services.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures to promote safety for students traveling on school buses.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the qualifications of bus drivers and related staff employed by the District, provide for the maintenance and operation of District-owned school buses and other equipment, and ensure adequate facilities for equipment storage and maintenance.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
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 contract for transportation services
39806 Payments to parents in lieu of transportation
39807 Food and lodging payments in lieu of transportation
39807.5 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

Government Code
3540-3549.3 Educational Employment Relations Act

Code of Regulations, Title 5
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

Vehicle Code
2807 School bus inspection

First Reading: 5/14/14

Governing Board Adoption: 6/11/14

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