Board Policies

Last revised: August 8, 2016

403.13

Transporting Students

Policy Number: Transporting Students Code No. 403.13 

Generally, transportation of students for school purposes shall be in a school bus owned by the District and driven by a District school bus driver. In some cases, it may be more economical or efficient for the District to allow other employees or volunteers of the District to transport students in their personal motor vehicles or in a school district motor vehicle other than a school bus. Students may be transported in such vehicles by school employees or volunteers to activity events in which they are participants, or to their homes in case of illness or other emergency situations. In such situations, the employee or volunteer must have a valid Iowa driver’s license and automobile liability insurance as required by law, and the vehicle should be in good operating condition and meet all applicable safety requirements. 

School district employees or volunteers who transport students for school purposes in their personal motor vehicles or in school district motor vehicles must have the permission of the superintendent or designee. Where practicable, written permission of the parents/guardians of students who will be transported in such vehicles by school employees or volunteers will be obtained. 

The District will advise parents/guardians and students in advance if transportation will not be provided by the District for a particular activity. If transportation will not be provided by the District, then the responsibility and corresponding liability for any transportation to and from the activity shall rest solely with the students and their parents/guardians. 

Date of Adoption: October 13, 2008 

Date of Revision: May 13, 2013 

August 8, 2016

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Date of Adoption

October 13, 2008

Date of Revision

May 13, 2013
August 8, 2016

Date of Review
August 08, 2016