3540 BP - Transportation

Business and Noninstructional Operations
Board Policy No. 3540
Policy Adopted:  December 13, 2007


The Governing Board desires to provide for the safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school as necessary to ensure student 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.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)
(cf. 3541 - Transportation Routes and Services)
(cf. 3541.1 - Transportation for School-Related Trips)
(cf. 3541.2 - Transportation for Students with Disabilities)
(cf. 5116.1- Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
(cf. 5117 - Interdistrict Agreements)

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.

(cf. 3543 - Transportation Safety and Emergencies)
(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

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.

(cf. 3542 - School Bus Drivers)

Legal Reference:
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 contracts 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
3540-3549.3  Educational Employment Relations Act
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
2807  School bus inspection
Arcadia Unified School District et. al. v. State Department of Education, 2 Cal. 4th 251 (1992)


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