Arkansas - Transportation Safety—safety training: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to establish transportation plans or policies addressing bus driver safety training.

Arkansas Administrative Rules 203.00.12.004 Maintenance and Operations of Public School Buses and Physical Examinations of School Bus Drivers

Section 4.0 Written Policies.
4.01 All public school districts shall establish written policies concerning transportation by school districts, including, but not limited to:

  • 4.01.1 Transportation eligibility;
  • 4.01.2 Student behavior while being transported; and
  • 4.01.3 Emergency procedures while being transported.
  • 4.01.4 All students who are transported in a school bus shall be instructed in safe riding practices and shall participate in emergency evacuation drills at least twice each school year. Each evacuation drill shall be documented and kept on file.

2017 Arkansas Code 6-19-101. Transportation - Regulations and standards generally

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation shall promulgate rules and standards governing the school transportation program in school districts that promote and provide a safe, efficient, and economical system of pupil transportation.
Arkansas General Assembly

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