Board Policies

Last revised: August 8, 2016

702.1

School Transportation of Students

 Policy Title: School Transportation of Students Code No. 702.1 

Transportation by school bus shall be available without cost, in accordance with the Code of Iowa and this policy, for: 

– Students in grades 10-12 residing more than three miles from the attendance center. 

– Students in grades 7-9 residing more than two miles from the attendance center. 

– Students in grades PK-6 residing more than two miles from the attendance center, except that the distance limitation may be reduced by the administration to one mile in instances where traffic and/or walking conditions are adjudged to warrant the reduction. 

Distances shall be measured in accordance with the procedures specified in the Code of Iowa. 

Tickets for use in riding school buses shall be issued to students who qualify for transportation services without cost. Tickets may be purchased by students who live within the distance limitations, provided sufficient space is available during the month for which the ticket is to be used. 

All students riding school buses are subject to disciplinary measures, including possible revocation of riding privileges, for failure to follow rules and regulations for orderly conduct while receiving transportation services. All formal referrals of problems of conduct will be made to the principal or associate principal of the student’s attendance center. 

In the event that transportation by school bus is impractical or not available, provisions of the Code of Iowa regarding reimbursement of parents or guardians for transportation services shall be followed. The superintendent, or designee, shall have the authority to designate the operation of school buses on established hard surface routes only due to weather or other safety considerations. 

Bus routes and the stops for loading and unloading of students shall be established annually by the administration. Parents will be notified of school closings/delays through local media and/or other electronic means. When weather conditions deteriorate students will be returned to their regular drop off sites unless weather conditions prevent it. In that case, students will be kept at or returned to school until they are picked up by the parents. 

For security purposes video cameras are placed in all Cedar Falls Community School District buses. 

Date of Adoption: January 24, 1983 

Date of Revision: December 11, 1989 

April 28, 2003 

April 9, 2007 

July 19, 2010 

January 23, 2012 

July 22, 2013 

August 8, 2016

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Date of Adoption

January 24, 1983

Date of Revision

December 11, 1989
April 28, 2003
April 9, 2007
July 19, 2010
January 23, 2012
July 22, 2013
August 8, 2016

Date of Review
August 08, 2016