3540 AR - Transportation

Business and Noninstructional Operations
Administrative Regulation No. 3540
Regulation Reviewed:  December 13, 2007


No student shall be required to be transported for any reason without the written permission of the student's parent/guardian, except in emergency situations involving illness or injury to the student.  (Education Code 35350)

Means of Transportation

To provide transportation services, the Governing Board may purchase, rent or lease vehicles; contract with a common carrier or municipally owned transit system; contract with responsible private parties including the parent/guardian of the student being transported; and/or contract with the County Superintendent of Schools.  (Education Code 35330, 39800, 39801)

In contracting for transportation services, the district shall comply with all applicable laws related to bids and contracts.  (Education Code 39802-39803)

(cf. 3311 - Bids)
(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

In lieu of providing transportation in whole or in part, the district may pay the student’s parents/guardians either their actual and necessary expenses in transporting the student or the cost of the student's food and lodging at a place convenient to the school.  In either case, the amount of the payment shall not exceed the cost that would be incurred by the district to provide for the transportation of the student to and from school.  (Education Code 39806-39807)


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