Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education authorizes the transportation by private vehicle of students of the District.

Any such transportation must be approved in advance and in writing by the Superintendent. The writing must set forth:

 A.the date, time, and reason for the transportation;

 B.the places from and to which students will be transported;

 C.the name and address of the driver;

 D.the number of the driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan;

 E.the names of the students to be transported;

 F.a brief description of the transportation vehicle;

 G.the signature of the driver;

 H.the name of the insurance carrier for the vehicle.

The parent of the participating student will be given, on request, the name of the driver and the description of the vehicle.

No person shall be approved for the transportation of students in a private vehicle who is not the holder of a currently valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Michigan.

No person shall be permitted to transport students who is not the holder of automobile liability and personal injury insurance in the amount required by law. The Board may withdraw the authorization of any private vehicle driver.

Any private vehicle used for the transportation of students must be owned by the approved driver or the spouse of the approved driver; have the capacity to hold not more than six (6) persons; and must conform to registration requirements of the State.

The responsibility of professional staff members for the discipline and control of students will extend to their transportation of students in a private vehicle. Drivers who are not professional staff members are requested to report student misconduct to the building principal.

Expenses incurred by drivers of private vehicles in the course of transporting students will be reimbursed by the Board at the approved mileage rate and upon presentation of evidence of costs for tolls and parking fees.

A.C. Rule 340.279, 340.282