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Lafayette SD |  BP  3540  Business and Noninstructional Operations


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Regular Education Students

Transportation to and from school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Transportation for Students with Disabilities

The Governing Board shall ensure that appropriate transportation services are provided for students with disabilities as specified in their individualized education program (IEP) or accommodation plan. The district shall make home-to-school transportation available for students at no cost to parents/guardians as specified in the student's IEP.

(cf. 0430 - Comprehensive Local Plan for Special Education)

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program (IEP))

(cf. 6159.2 - Nonpublic Nonsectarian School and Agency Services for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.4 - Identification of Individuals for Special Education)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education under Section 504)

The Superintendent or designee shall establish criteria and procedures for determining the most appropriate mode of transportation for an individual student based on identified needs as determined in the IEP or accommodation plan.

The Superintendent or designee shall arrange transportation schedules so that students with disabilities do not spend and excessive amount of time on buses compared to other students. Arrivals and departures shall no reduce the length of the school day for these students except as may be prescribed on the individual basis.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish procedures to ensure compatibility between mobile seating devices and bus securement systems.

Legal Reference:


35330 Excursions and field trips

35350 Authority to transport pupils

39800-39860 Transportation, especially:

39800 Powers of governing board to provide transportation for pupils to and from school; definition of "municipally owned transit system"

39801 Contract with County Superintendent of Schools to provide transportation

39802-39803 Bids and contracts for transportation services

39806 Payments to parents in lieu of transportation

39807 Food and lodging payments in lieu of transportation

38807.5 Transportation fees

39808 District transportation of private school students

41850-41854 Allowances for transportation

41860-41862 Supplemental allowances for transportation

45125.1 Criminal background checks for contractors


3540-3549.3 Educational Employment Relations Act


14100-14103 Use of school buses and school pupil activity buses

15240-15343 Allowances for student transportation, especially:

15253-15272 District records related to transportation


2807 School bus inspection


Arcadia Unified School District et. al. v. State Department of Education, 2 Cal. 4th 251 (1992)


adopted: January 11, 2017 Lafayette, California