5750 - School Bus Safety Program
|Policy: School Bus Safety Program||Policy Number: 5750|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 04/07/21|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 03/17/2021||Date of Next Review: 03/17/2024|
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The safe transportation of students to and from school is of primary concern in the administration of the school bus program. All state laws and regulations pertaining to the safe use of school buses shall be observed by drivers, students and school personnel.
To assure the safety and security of students boarding or exiting school buses on school property, it shall be unlawful for a driver of a vehicle to pass a stopped school bus when the red bus signal is in operation.
The transportation supervisors, in cooperation with the principals, have the responsibility of developing and publishing safety rules to be followed by drivers and passengers, including rules of student conduct. In order to ensure maximum safety to those riding school buses, it is necessary that students and drivers cooperate in this effort. There is no substitute for training to develop safe habits in pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
All business uses and other vehicles owned and operated by the School District will have frequent safety inspections, and will be serviced regularly. The transportation supervisor will maintain a comprehensive record of all maintenance performed on each vehicle. Every bus driver is required to report immediately any school bus accident or incidents, regardless of damage or injury to the transportation supervisor.
Education Law Section 3623
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 156.3
Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 509-a(7), 509-1(1-b) and 1174 (a and b)