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Student Transportation in Private Vehicles

Background

In certain circumstances, the transportation of students may be provided using private vehicles.

Procedures

  1. The Superintendent will ensure appropriate approval of the regular transportation of students in private vehicles in circumstances where school bus transportation is not appropriate.
  2. The Superintendent will ensure appropriate approval of the transportation of students in private vehicles for school sponsored activities and medical emergencies.
  3. All drivers transporting students in private vehicles shall provide the Principal/designate with an abstract of their driving record prior to transporting students.
  4. Approved drivers whose demerits on their operator’s license come to a current total greater than six (6) shall be suspended from driving until the demerits are reduced to six (6) or less. 
  5. The driver is obligated to notify the Principal or designate immediately, in writing, of any suspension, withdrawal, or if the driver’s demerits on their operator’s license increase to a current total greater than six (6). 
  6. Effective November 1, 2008, students are not to be transported in privately-owned or rented fifteen (15) passenger vans.

References:

Sections 25, 45, 51, 52, 60, 61, 113, 117 School Act

Traffic Safety Act

School Bus Operation Regulation

Student Transportation Regulation 250/98 (amended AR 197/2000)

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

 

June 2008