Montana - Transportation Safety—safety training: Program Requirement

Program Requirement
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State law encourages districts to establish transportation plans or policies that address bus driver safety training.

Montana Code Annotated 2017 Title 20 Education, Chapter 10 Transportation and food services, Part 1 School buses and transportation 20.10.121 Duty of trustees to provide transportation -- types of transporation -- bus riding time limitation.

(1) The trustees of a district may furnish transportation to an eligible transportee who attends a school of the district or has been granted permission to attend a school outside of the district. Whenever the trustees of a district provide transportation for an eligible transportee, the trustees shall provide all eligible transportees of the district with transportation. The trustees shall furnish transportation when directed to do so by the county transportation committee and when that direction is upheld by the superintendent of public instruction.
(2) The tendering of a contract to the parent or guardian under which the district would pay the parent or guardian for individually transporting the pupil or pupils fulfills the district’s obligation to furnish transportation for an eligible transportee. The parent or guardian of an eligible transportee may provide transportation or arrange for transportation for the parent’s or guardian’s child at the parent’s or guardian’s own expense to any district willing to accept the child.
(3) The type of transportation provided by a district may be:

  • (a) by a school bus...
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