Adoption Date: 7/19/1994, Revised: 6/20/2000


It is the intent of the Board of Education to comply with the letter and spirit of the New York State Education Law; with the regulations of the Department of Motor Vehicles and of the Department of Transportation and with the Commissioner of Education's regulations and decisions pertinent to student transportation, and these shall govern any questions not covered by specific declaration of policy herein.

The Board of Education recognizes and assumes the responsibility for all aspects of the transportation of children wherein the health and safety of students are involved, for the Board of Education has a legal obligation to safeguard the welfare of bus-riding children. This implies that the Board is responsible for the safety of children transported and further implies that educational programs will not suffer as a result of transportation or lack of it.

Student transportation is a major function of our educational process. It requires special attention so that the greatest benefit will accrue to the School District from the dollars expended. The following are to serve as a guide in the management of the student transportation program at the Brockport Central School District.

a)To furnish transportation to those students whose disabilities or distance from the school make the service essential.

b)To provide the safest possible transportation.

c)To operate the transportation program efficiently and economically.

d)To adapt transportation to the requirements of the instructional program.

e)To maintain conditions on the buses which are conducive to the best interest of the students.

f)To promote a public understanding of the entire transportation program, including safety, adequacy, efficiency, and standards of service.

g)To comply with all state laws, regulations, and mandates.

h)To establish and review, at least once a year, the pickup and discharge points which are safest.

The purposes of the transportation program are to transport students to and from school, to transport them for extracurricular activities, to transport them on field trips, and to transport those requiring special services.

Policy References:
Education Law Sections 3602(7) and 3635 et seq.

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