Vermont - Transportation Safety—safety training: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

Vermont Statutes 16 V.S.A. § 1222. Students who may be furnished transportation

(a) Each legal pupil, as defined in section 1073 of this title, who is entitled or required to attend an elementary school or a secondary school may be furnished with total or partial transportation to school, or board, as in the opinion of the school board is reasonable and necessary to enable the student to attend school. Each school board shall adopt a transportation policy for students required to attend school in accordance with the procedure specified in subdivision 563(1) of this title. The policy shall consider the transportation needs of students, including such factors as the age and health of a student, distance to be travelled, and condition and type of highway. The policy and any subsequent amendments shall be filed in the principal's office in each school in the district. Compensation may be paid to parents or guardians, and shall be payable only in return for actual transportation or board as shall be stipulated by the school board.
(b) The provisions of 23 V.S.A. § 376 relative to the use of motor vehicles for a municipal purpose shall apply to this section.
(c) Expenditures by a school district for transportation or board under this chapter shall be included in computing current school expenses under chapter 123 of this title.

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