School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies
 

8640 - TRANSPORTATION FOR FIELD AND OTHER CORPORATION-SPONSORED TRIPS

It shall be the policy of the School Board to use regular or special-purpose school vehicles for transportation on field and other Corporation-sponsored trips.

The transportation for all field and other Corporation-sponsored trips is to be by vehicles owned or approved by the Corporation and driven by approved drivers. Exceptions must have the approval of the Superintendent.

Transportation may be limited by the availability of vehicles, drivers, and scheduling and will not be available when needed for general school purposes.

All field trips shall be supervised by members of the staff. All other Corporation-sponsored trips shall be supervised by either staff members or adults from the sponsoring organization. Any time students are on the vehicle, at least one (1) sponsor, chaperone, or staff member is expected to ride in the vehicle as well as to supervise students upon return to the Corporation and while they are waiting for rides home.

All students are expected to ride the approved vehicle to and from each activity. A special request must be made to the staff member or sponsor by the parent, in writing or in person, to allow an exception.

Corporation students not affiliated with the trip activity, noncorporation students, and/or children of preschool age shall not be permitted to ride on the trip vehicle without prior approval from the principal.

No student is allowed to drive on any trip. An exception may be made by the principal on an individual basis provided the student has written parental permission.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines to ensure that all transportation is in compliance with Board policy on use of Corporation vehicles and/or use of private vehicles.

I.C. 20-27-9-1 et seq., 20-27-9-6

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