MEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 354
6000 MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
Policy 6631 - TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITY
In accordance with applicable law, WAC regulation, district rules and regulations, drivers assigned to district transportation vehicles shall have the primary responsibility for the safety of passengers while they are boarding the vehicle, while they are on the vehicle, and while they are disembarking the vehicle and crossing the roadway. When a teacher, coach, or other certificated staff member is assigned to accompany students on a vehicle, such person shall be primarily responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
All management practices shall be in conformity with state statute and district policies.
An assigned driver shall not order or allow a student to depart the vehicle other than at his or her boarding or alighting place unless permission to do so is first obtained from the parent or legal guardian.
Students being transported are under the authority of the assigned driver, who as a part of said authority, may take reasonable action, not including corporal punishment, to assure the safe transportation of pupils. The driver may hold students accountable for their conduct during the course of transportation and make recommendations to the Superintendent or his designee for disciplinary action against a student. Any disciplinary action taken against a student shall be in conformity with district Policy 6605, Student Conduct on School Buses, on student discipline.
Adopted: April 30, 2007