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8131 - Private Vehicle Transportation Policy

Policy 8131


Private Vehicle Transportation
The board authorizes the use of private vehicles under the following circumstances:

A. Under unusual circumstances, the district may request parent(s) or guardian(s), or a responsible adult, to drive children to school in their own vehicles on a per-mile cost reimbursable basis.  The transportation department determines when “in-lieu” transportation would be advantageous to the district and arranges its implementation.  In cases where car pools are formed by families, reimbursement shall be provided only to the parent(s) or guardian(s) whose car is used to transport the students to school.

B. Upon written approval of the principal, staff may transport students when a student’s welfare is involved, when due care dictates prompt action, when engaged in occasional field trip activity or when engaged in an occasional extracurricular activity.  Staff members must comply with OSPI requirements by holding a valid Type 2 authorization and current first aid card.  The staff member shall acknowledge that he or she agrees to assume full responsibility for any liability or property damage, comprehensive or collision, made by or against the driver/owner of the vehicle.  The district’s liability insurance shall cover the risk assumed by the district.  The mileage of the staff member shall be reimbursed by the district.

The superintendent or designee shall establish procedures for the use of private auto transportation.



Cross Reference:         Board Policy 8121                  Driver Training and Responsibility

Legal References:       RCW   28A.160.030               Authorizing individual transportation or
                                                                                                other arrangements – Pupils must
                                                                                                provide own transportation, when

                                    WAC   392-143-070                All vehicles other than school buses
                                                                                                used to transport students



Adoption Date:           May 28, 1996