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711. 7 School Bus Safety Instruction


The school district shall conduct school bus safe riding practices instruction and emergency safety drills twice a year for students who utilize school district transportation.

Each school bus vehicle shall have, in addition to the regular emergency safety drill, a plan for helping those students who require special assistance to safety during an emergency. This shall include, but not be limited to, students with disabilities.

School district vehicle drivers are required to attend each safety drill.

Employees shall be responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed during an emergency, as well as safe riding practices.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.



Legal Reference:         Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 321 (1995).

                                  281 I.A.C. 43.40.


Cross Reference:        503     Student Discipline

                                  507     Student Health and Well-Being

                                  804.2  Warning System and Emergency Plans


Approved:     6/9/97                Reviewed:       12/21