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8.20 Purpose and Functions of the Transportation Program

8.20 Purpose and Functions of the Transportation Program

The School Board of Okeechobee County

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.20*+

PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

POLICY

I. The transportation program shall be administered to provide safe and efficient services at the lowest possible cost. Transportation funds shall be used primarily to provide transportation of students to and from the nearest appropriate school as determined by the School Board and in accordance with Florida Statutes.

II. The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for supervising, administering, investigating, and resolving problems of the District’s transportation system. This shall include determination that all School Board employees involved with the transportation system are knowledgeable of applicable Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.

III. The District shall provide for reciprocal policies and agreements related to transportation services with adjacent districts.

IV. The Superintendent or designee shall develop an appropriate Transportation Handbook governing duties and responsibilities; operations; and maintenance of the student transportation program. Such handbook shall be consistent with federal and State laws and regulations and School Board policy. The Transportation Handbook shall from time to time be presented for School Board review and approval. The handbook shall address all mandatory elements included in State Board of Education Rules including, but not limited to, bus evacuation drills, instruction in bus safety practices, and qualifications of school bus operators. Additional procedures shall be included to ensure proper, safe and efficient school bus operations.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

1001.43, 1006.21, 1006.22, 1006.23, 1011.68, 1012.45, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

6A-3.0171

HISTORY:

Adopted:

07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

06/12/2012

Formerly:

H-1, H-20

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