3541.2 BP - Transportation for Students with Disabilities

Business and Noninstructional Operations
Board Policy No. 3541.2
Policy Adopted:  December 13, 2007


TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Governing Board shall ensure that appropriate transportation services are provided for students with disabilities as specified in their individualized education program (IEP) or accommodation plan. The district shall make home-to-school transportation available for students at no cost to parents/guardians as specified in the student's IEP.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)
(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program (IEP))
(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)
(cf. 6164.4 - Identification and Evaluation of Individuals for Special Education)
(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish criteria and procedures for determining the most appropriate mode of transportation for an individual student based on identified needs as determined in the IEP or accommodation plan.

(cf. 3540 - Transportation)

The Superintendent or designee shall arrange transportation schedules so that students with disabilities do not spend an excessive amount of time on buses compared to other students. Arrivals and departures shall not reduce the length of the school day for these students except as may be prescribed on an individual basis.

(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures to ensure compatibility between mobile seating devices and bus securement systems.

(cf. 3542 - School Bus Drivers)

Legal Reference:
EDUCATION CODE
39807.5 Payment of transportation cost
39839 Guide dogs, signal dogs and service dogs on bus
41850-41854 Allowances for transportation
48300-48315 Alternative interdistrict attendance program
48915.5 Expulsion of students with exceptional needs
56195.8 Adoption of policies
56327 Assessment for special education and related services
56345 Individualized education program
56366 Nonpublic nonsectarian schools or agencies
56366.1 Waiver of requirements under section 56365 and 56366
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
15050 Transfer of funds to child development fund and development center for handicapped pupils fund
15243 Physically handicapped minors
15271 Exclusion from report
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1400-1487 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
104.4 Equal opportunity under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 49
571.222 Federal requirements for bus securement systems

 

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