§ 23.4. Responsibilities of the district board of school directors.

 The board of directors of a school district is responsible for all aspects of pupil transportation programs, including the following:

   (1)  The selection of means of transportation in conformance with the law and regulations.

   (2)  The selection and approval of appropriate vehicles for use in district service and eligible operators who qualify under the law and regulations.

   (3)  The establishment of routes, schedules and loading zones which comply with laws and regulations, together with a provision of planned instruction for school bus drivers serving in the district.

   (4)  The adoption of policies and establishment of criteria and procedures governing:

     (i)   The eligibility of resident pupils for free transportation services.

     (ii)   The discipline related to transportation for both public and nonpublic school pupils.

     (iii)   Field trips, including the number of chaperons and whether the chaperons may be accompanied on field trips by their minor children.

   (5)  The furnishing of rosters of pupils to be transported on each school bus run and trip.

   (6)  The maintenance of a record of pupils transported to and from school, including determination of pupils’ distances from home to pertinent school bus loading zones.

   (7)  The negotiation and execution of contracts or agreements with contractors, drivers of district’s vehicles and common carriers and submission of pertinent documents to the Department for approval of operation.

   (8)  Assuring that vehicles used in transporting pupils have adequate public liability insurance coverage.

Source

   The provisions of this §  23.4 adopted April 21, 1972, effective April 22, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 727; amended June 6, 1975, effective June 7, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 1453; amended August 3, 1990, effective August 4, 1990, and apply to pupil transportation services provided beginning with the 1990-91 school year and to reimbursements payable beginning during the 1991-92 Fiscal Year, 20 Pa.B. 4194. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (21513) and (14007).

Notes of Decisions

   Intermediate Units

   Intermediate units have boards of directors distinct from those of school districts and are not subject to the regulations regarding mandatory public liability insurance. Kaufman v. Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit No. 16, 601 A.2d 412 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1991).



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