EE/EEA - Student Transportation Services
The district may provide transportation for curricular and extracurricular activities sponsored by the schools within the limitations of available resources with prior administrative approval. The district will comply with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to school bus transportation.
Exceptions: The district reserves the right to make payment in lieu of bus transportation in areas where the cost of a bus for a few students would be exorbitant.
Under the compulsory school attendance laws, students attending any private or parochial school that are along or near a regular school bus route, shall be provided equally the bus services given to public school students on a space available basis. The district is not required to reroute buses in these cases.
School buses carrying students will be considered extensions of the district program and all students using school transportation will abide by the Code of Conduct posted in each bus and any other applicable district rules. Violations of such code, as well as other conduct which is improper or which jeopardizes the safety of other students, will be reported by the bus driver to the school principal or his/her designee. Violators may be denied use of school bus transportation for such period of time as defined by bus suspension and expulsion procedures in regulation EEACC-AR.
The school bus driver will be responsible for student safety and behavior during all transportation times. The driver will conduct himself/herself in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules.
Principals must familiarize themselves with the transportation program and instruct both students and parents as to the schedules, routes, rules and regulations.
Principals must construct duty schedules which will insure proper supervision of school bus loading areas both before and after school.
Letter Opinion, Office of the Attorney General (Nov. 22, 1988)