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Use of School Buses by Community Groups
File: EEADA (pdf)
Adopted: date of manual adoption
Associated Regulation: EEADA-R
USE OF SCHOOL BUSES BY COMMUNITY GROUPS
The general philosophy of the Board of Education is that transportation equipment purchased by the School District is to be used primarily for school purposes and that taxpayers shall not be expected to subsidize busing equipment or personnel not necessary for School District purposes. Nevertheless, it is the policy of the Board of Education to make available for use by appropriate community groups school transportation equipment to the extent that such use does not impinge upon or impair use for School District purposes.
Community groups composed of citizens 65 years of age and older may qualify for the use of school transportation equipment, as is required by the statute relating to community use of school buses. As permitted by the law, all groups shall be expected to pay the actual costs involved in the use of school transportation equipment.
Nonschool use of school transportation equipment shall not be intermingled with student transportation, nor shall it interfere with:
- Student transportation to, from, or between schools.
- Student transportation for school activities and functions.
- Emergency transportation for students.
- Time required for maintenance and service of equipment.
- Provision of standby equipment for school purposes.
Regulations and procedures for community use of school transportation equipment shall be developed by the administration and approved by the Board.
Current practice codified 1978
End of File: EEADA