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Policy: EEAE
School Bus Safety Program


For the safety and welfare of students who are transported in school buses, safety precautions will include the following:

  • Children will be instructed as to the proper procedure for boarding and exiting from a school bus and in proper and safe conduct while aboard.
  • Emergency evacuation drills will be conducted by the contracted transportation company in cooperation with school administration at least two times a year between October and May to acquaint student riders with procedures in emergency situations.
  • All vehicles used to transport children will be inspected on a regular schedule to ensure that they meet safety regulations.
  • All drivers will be screened by the transportation contractor before employment for physical condition, proper license, and experience. The prior driving record of each driver will be checked for drug and alcohol or other convictions and a criminal records check will be completed.


The School District or independent contractor will comply with all state laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of school buses and will make these requirements known to bus drivers. It will also cooperate with local safety officials in formulating and accomplishing its school bus safety program.


ADOPTED: 13 November 1997
REVISED: 29 April 1999
REVISED: 24 April 2003
REVISED: 18 December 2008