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8.27 Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills

8.27 Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills

The School Board of Okeechobee County

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.27*

BUS EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS

POLICY

I. The director of transportation or designee shall instruct bus operators in procedures to be followed while conducting a bus emergency evacuation drill. A bus evacuation drill shall be conducted during the first six (6) weeks of each semester in the presence of a school principal or designee.

A. The director of transportation or designee shall inform the bus operators and the school principal or designee by written notice as to the day on which any practice emergency evacuation drill is to be conducted. The bus operator shall hold the drill as directed, and the principal or designee shall record the process.

B. A practice emergency evacuation drill shall be held at a point in which the least possible danger exists from traffic.

C. Any bus operator serving more than one (1) school shall report for instruction to the school as directed by the director of transportation or designee.

II. Each school principal shall provide instruction at least twice each year for all transported students in safe practices to board and depart from the school bus. Initial instruction shall be given during the first twenty (20) days of the school year and the second period of instruction shall be held during the second semester of the school year. The principal and his/her instructional staff members shall determine the most effective and practical manner in which to provide such instruction.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

1001.43, 1006.21, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

6A-3.0171

HISTORY:

Adopted:

03/09/2010

Revision Date(s):

Formerly:

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