Britton Deerfield School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

8651 - NONROUTINE USE OF SCHOOL BUSES

The District's school buses may be used for purposes other than school purposes provided such trips do not interfere with routine school transportation services or other school uses and are in accordance with law and rules of the State. To be approved, a trip must have an educational purpose and be sponsored by a group that provides educational, cultural, recreational, vocational, religious, and/or social-services activities to students or residents of the District.

The costs of nonroutine transportation shall be reimbursed to the Board in the amount of 100 percent of the actual cost of fuel, driver's salary and benefits, insurance, maintenance and service, and administrative overhead.

Buses must be operated by the holder of a valid Michigan school bus driver's license who has been approved by the Superintendent.

Buses are to be driven by District drivers selected by the Superintendent on the basis of their knowledge, skill, and experience in operating a bus in the area to be traveled as well as their familiarity with the vehicle selected for use.

A request for nonroutine transportation must be made no less than two (2) weeks prior to the planned trip and must be approved by the Superintendent.

One (1) or more adult chaperones, as approved by the principal, shall accompany each school bus required for any nonroutine trip involving school age passengers. The chaperone's responsibility shall be to assist the school bus driver in maintaining passenger control and in enforcing procedures for the safety of all passengers. A certified person licensed as a school bus driver may serve as a chaperone and driver concurrently.