School buses shall not be loaned, leased or subcontracted to any person, groups of persons or organizations except as allowed by law and subject to board approval.
No school vehicle of any type shall be used by any student, school employee, patron or any organization to transport anyone to or from a religious activity.
No public funds shall be spent by the board to hire, rent or lease any form of transportation to be used by any student, school employee, patron or any organization to transport anyone to or from a religious activity.
Liability (Cf. EDBA)
All school vehicles shall be adequately insured as required by law.
Every bus driver shall have authority and responsibility for the passengers riding in school buses.
All school vehicles shall be inspected annually by district mechanic personnel prior to the opening of school, and annually during the course of each school year by the state police.
Licensing of Drivers
Michigan laws and regulations of the Michigan Department of Education set standards for the physical fitness, competence, experience, training and proper licensing of school bus drivers. The board directs the superintendent to ensure that these legal requirements and regulations are strictly complied with.
Revocation of license, inability to secure a proper license, lack of insurability or accumulation of traffic violation points shall serve as sufficient cause for immediate dismissal from employment.
School Bus Safety Program (Cf. JCD)
The superintendent and building principal shall develop and publish school bus safety rules for bus drivers and students. Every 60 days, evacuation drills will be held for all elementary students.
LEGAL REF: MCL, 380.1343; 257.305-305a; 257.314; 257.316-316a; 388.1474; 15.231 et seq.