John Glenn School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

8600 - TRANSPORTATION

It is the policy of the School Board to provide transportation for those students whose distance from their school makes this service necessary. This policy and any administrative guideline implementing it shall be implemented in compliance with Federal and State law, regulations of the Indiana State Board of Education and the State School Bus Committee.

School buses shall be purchased, housed, and maintained by the Corporation and/or contracted drivers for the transportation of students.

Transportation of eligible vocational or special education children between their home areas and schools outside the Corporation shall be arranged through the use of Corporation-owned vehicles, through cooperation with other Corporations, through commercial carriers, and/or by other means in the most efficient and economical manner.

Transportation between home area and school will be provided for each resident child attending a parochial school within the School Corporation, that is on a regular route which is nearest or most easily accessible to the parochial school.

Vehicle routes shall be established so that an authorized vehicle stop is available within reasonable walking distance of the home of every resident student entitled to transportation services.

Transportation of Charter School Students

If a student who attends a charter school located in a rural school corporation resides on or along the highway constituting the regular route of a Corporation bus, the Board shall provide transportation for the charter school student when seats are available on a bus on an existing route. This transportation shall be provided without charge when the Board does not incur additional expense and shall be to and from the student’s charter school or the point on an established bus route that is nearest or most easily accessible to the charter school.

I.C. 16-41-37-2.3, 16-41-37-4 ("school bus" defined, smoking prohibited)
I.C. 9-13-2-161 ("school bus" defined)
I.C. 20-26-5-4(a)(5) (purchase of buses) and (8) (employ drivers)
I.C. 20-27-3 (State School Bus Committee)
I.C. 20-27-9 (use of school buses)
I.C. 20-27-11-1
Hoagland v. Franklin Township Community School Corporation,
No. 49S02–1410–PL–643, 27 N.E.3d 737 (Ind. 2015) (school corporation may
discontinue transportation services for students)
Archdiocese of Indpls. v. MSD of Lawrence Twp., 945 N.E.2d 757 (Ind. App. 2011);
Frame v. South Bend Schools, 480 N.E.2d 261 (Ind. App. 1985) (transporting non-public school students)

I.C. 16-41-37-2.3
I.C. 9-13-2-161
I.C. 20-26-5-4; 20-27-3-5; 20-27-9-5; 20-27-12-5

Revised 7/21/98
Revised 12/19/06
Revised 3/1/16

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