Generally, transporting students for school purposes is done in a vehicle owned by the school district and driven by a school bus driver. Students may be transported in private vehicles for school purposes. It is within the discretion of the superintendent or superintendent’s designee to determine when this is appropriate.
Individuals transporting students for school purposes in private vehicles must have the permission of the superintendent or superintendent’s designee and meet all applicable requirements set by the district.
The school district assumes no responsibility for those students who have not received the approval of the superintendent or superintendent’s designee and who ride in private vehicles for school purposes. If transportation is not provided by the school district, or if transportation provided by the school district is declined by the student or parent/guardian, then the responsibility and corresponding liability for transportation for school purposes shall rest solely with the student and parent/guardian.
This policy statement applies to transportation of students for school purposes in addition to transporting students to and from their designated attendance center.
Date Board Adopted: 7/17/2000
Date Board Updated/Reviewed: 2/21/2018
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321.
281 I.A.C. 43.