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8.30 Automotive Equipment

8.30 Automotive Equipment

The School Board of Okeechobee County

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.30

AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT

POLICY

All automotive equipment owned by the School Board shall be assigned to the Superintendent or designee for proper care and maintenance.

I. Automotive equipment shall be used exclusively for school business. It shall not be used for the operator’s private use or convenience.

A. The Superintendent shall report any unauthorized equipment usage to the School Board.

B. Violation of this rule shall be cause for School Board action.

II. School District vehicles shall be operated by appropriately licensed drivers who shall adhere to Florida laws and regulations related to driving including the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.

III. Failure of the operator to notify the Supervisor of Transportation as to any mechanical defect of any piece of automotive equipment may be cause for disciplinary action by the School Board.

IV. All mechanical defects of equipment where repairs are needed shall be the Superintendents or designee’s responsibility, and repairs shall be made immediately provided that the vehicle may be withdrawn from use by the Superintendent until the repairs are made. The School Board shall not assume any financial responsibility for purchases or contract for repairs unless prior approval is obtained from the Superintendent or designee.

V. The Transportation Coordinator shall determine that all equipment is inspected at regular intervals. The equipment shall be placed in the District’s garages for repairs or service if needed.

VI. Under no conditions shall equipment be repaired by a private shop or private individual without the Superintendent or Supervisor of Transportation’s approval.

VII. The person who is assigned a vehicle on a full-time basis shall be responsible for delivering the vehicle to the District’s garage for inspection as prescribed by the Supervisor of Transportation.

VIII. The operator of any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds and with a heavy duty diesel engine shall adhere to the requirements for the reduction of heavy duty idling.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

316.305, 1001.43, 1006.21, 1006.22, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULE(S):

6A-3.017

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RULES:

62-285.420

HISTORY:

Adopted:

07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

Formerly:

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