Policy Code: C3
First Reading: September 6, 2016
Second Reading: September 20, 2016
Adopted: September 20, 2016
Where it is reasonable and necessary to enable a student entitled or required to attend an elementary or a secondary school within the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union School District (EWECUUSD), the Unified Union School District may furnish transportation on public roads to students who reside within the district. The Unified Union School District may also provide transportation to non-resident students as authorized by the Board. Accordingly, the EWECUUSD has decided to furnish transportation under this policy.
The Superintendent will establish routes and designate stops after considering both the safety of children and efficiency of operation. The Superintendent will consider the following factors when determining routes and stops.
- The age and health of pupils,
- Distance to be traveled,
- Condition of the road, and
- Type of highway
The Superintendent may consider any other factors he or she deems appropriate when establishing routes and designated stops.
The Superintendent shall submit to the School Board for approval any contracts, leases or purchases necessary to maintain and operate transportation equipment, and shall include in his or her annual report to the board information as to all pupils transported by the school district and the expense thereof.
16 V.S.A. §§1221, 1222, 1224 (Student transportation)
16 V.S.A. §1551 (Technical center transport)