CNA(LEGAL) - TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT: STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Definitions

  1. "Bus" means a motor vehicle used to transport persons and designed to accommodate more than ten passengers, including the operator.
  2. "Passenger car" means a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, used to transport persons and designed to accommodate ten or fewer passengers, including the operator.
  3. "Passenger van" means a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle or passenger car, used to transport persons and designed to transport 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver.
  4. "School activity bus" means a bus designed to accommodate more than 15 passengers, including the operator, that is owned, operated, rented, or leased by a district and is used to transport public school students on a school-related activity trip, other than on routes to and from school. The term does not include a chartered bus, a bus operated by a mass transit authority, a school bus, or a multi-function school activity bus.
  5. "School bus" means a motor vehicle that was manufactured in compliance with the federal motor vehicle safety standards for school buses in effect on the date of manufacture and that is used to transport preprimary, primary, or secondary students on a route to and from school or on a school-related activity trip other than on routes to and from school. The term does not include a school-chartered bus or a bus operated by a mass transit authority.
  6. "Motor bus" means a vehicle designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver.

Authority

Transportation Allotment for Eligible Students

Hazardous Conditions or High Risk of Violence

Definitions

Community Walking Transportation Programs

Eligibility

  1. Explains the specific hazardous traffic conditions or areas presenting high risk for violence that apply to the district and exist within two miles of its campuses; and
  2. If a district elects to implement community walking transportation programs or innovative school safety projects, requires such district-supported community walking transportation programs or innovative school safety projects to:
    1. Utilize trained adults with current background checks to either walk students to their home or school or to stand guard along safe routes; and
    2. Provide financial reports to the district each semester.

Reporting

Career and Technology Program

Bus Operation

  1. The door of the school bus is open; or
  2. The number of passengers on the bus is greater than the manufacturer's design capacity for the bus.
  1. Standing in the bus; or
  2. Sitting on the floor of the bus or in any location that is not designed as a seat.

Transporting Students to School

Bus Passes or Cards

Designation of Child-Care Facility or Grandparent's Residence

Transportation of Homeless Students

  1. If the child continues to live in the area served by the district in which the school of origin is located, the district of origin will provide the child's transportation to and from the school of origin.
  2. If the child's living arrangements in the area served by the district of origin terminate and the child, though continuing his or her education in the school of origin, begins living in an area served by another district, the district of origin and the district in which the child is living shall agree upon a method to apportion the responsibility and costs for providing the child with transportation to and from the school of origin. If the districts are unable to agree, the responsibility and costs shall be shared equally.

Transportation of Students in Foster Care

  1. Ensure that children in foster care needing transportation to the school of origin will promptly receive transportation in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 675(4)(A); and
  2. Ensure that, if there are additional costs incurred in providing transportation to maintain children in foster care in their schools of origin, the district will provide transportation to the school of origin if:
    1. The local child welfare agency agrees to reimburse the district for the cost of such transportation;
    2. The district agrees to pay the cost of transportation; or
    3. The district and the local welfare agency agree to share the cost of such transportation.

School Activities

  1. Only school buses or motor buses may be used to transport 15 or more students; and
  2. Passenger cars or passenger vans may be used to transport fewer than 15 students.

Accelerated Instruction Programs

Transportation Company or System

  1. Requires its school bus drivers to have the qualifications required by and to be certified in accordance with standards established by the Department of Public Safety; and
  2. Uses only those school buses or mass transit authority buses in transporting 15 or more students that meet or exceed safety standards for school buses established under Education Code 34.002.
  1. A program to inform the public that public school students will be riding on the authority's or company's buses;
  2. A program to educate drivers of the buses to be used under the contract of the special needs and problems of public school students riding on the buses; and
  3. A program to educate public school students on bus riding safety and any special considerations arising from the use of the authority's or company's buses.

Bushland ISD

CNA(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 112

DATE ISSUED: 1/8/2019