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8.31 Vehicle Maintenance Program

8.31 Vehicle Maintenance Program

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.31

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

POLICY

I. All transportation equipment shall be maintained in safe operating condition. The Transportation Supervisor shall be responsible for a planned program of maintenance to keep all vehicles running safely and efficiently. This program shall include:

A. Instructing bus operators in methods of anticipating and noting maintenance problems.

B. Inspecting and servicing all vehicles as prescribed in State Board of Education rules on a periodic basis.

C. Maintaining service and repair records on each vehicle as required by State Board of Education rules. A checklist shall be devised for use in recording the results of the safety inspection.

D. Planning and scheduling preventive maintenance, through major overhaul and repair of all equipment.

E. Training through inservice activities for apprentice mechanics.

II. The mechanical condition of each school bus shall be determined at least once each thirty (30) working days that a bus is in operation. Any school bus which does not comply with the requirements of Florida Statutes and State Board of Education rules shall be withdrawn immediately from use until it meets such requirements.

III. Only School Board or governmental owned vehicles may be repaired or serviced in the school bus garage.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1006.21, 1006.22, 1006.25, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULE(S): 6A-3.017

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s): 03/09/2004

Formerly: New

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