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Generally, students are transported for school purposes in a vehicle owned by the District and driven by a school employee.  Students may be transported in private vehicles for school purposes only if the administration has given prior approval.

Individuals transporting students for school purposes in private vehicles must have the permission of the superintendent and meet all applicable requirements set by the District.  Private vehicles will be used only when:

  • The vehicle is in good condition and meets all applicable safety requirements;
  • The driver possesses a valid drivers’ license;
  • Proof of insurance has been supplied to the administration and the insurance satisfies the minimum coverage requirements for driving personal vehicles in the State of Iowa ; and
  • When the parents of the students to be transported have given written permission to the administration.

The District assumes no responsibility for those students who have not received the approval of the superintendent and who ride in private vehicles for school purposes.  If transportation is not provided by the District, or if transportation provided by the District is declined by the student or parent/guardian, then the responsibility and corresponding liability for transportation for school purposes shall rest solely with the student and parent/guardian.

This policy statement applies to transportation of students for school purposes in addition to transporting students to and from their designated attendance center. The superintendent may develop an administrative process to implement this policy.

Approved: June 14, 2004

Reviewed: February 19, 2024

Revised: February 22, 2016