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Orchard ESD |  AR  3542  Business and Noninstructional Operations

School Bus Drivers   

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Authority

Students transported in a school bus or in a student activity bus shall be under the authority of, and responsible directly to, the driver of the bus. The driver shall be held responsible for the orderly conduct of the students while they are on the bus or being escorted across a street, highway or road. (5 CCR 14103)

(cf. 3540 - Transportation)

Administrative regulations related to bus driver authority shall be made available to parents/guardians, students, teachers and other interested parties. (5 CCR 14103)

(cf. 3516.5 - Emergency Schedules)

(cf. 3543 - Transportation Safety and Emergencies)

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

39830-39842 School buses

40080-40090.5 Training required to obtain or renew bus driver certificate

45125.1 Criminal background checks for contractors

56195.8 Training in installation of mobile seating devices

PENAL CODE

241.3 Assault against school bus driver

243.3 Battery against school bus driver

VEHICLE CODE

1808.8 Dismissal for safety-related cause

2570-2575 Transportation of students

12517-12517.4 Certification requirements

12522 First aid training for school bus drivers

13376 Driver certificates; revocation or suspension; sex offense prosecution

22112 School bus signals; roadway crossings

25257 School bus; flashing light signal system

25257.2 School bus used for transportation of developmentally disabled person

34501.6 School buses; reduced visibility

34508.5 Investigation of accidents

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

14103 Authority of the driver

14104 School bus driver instructor

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 13

1200-1228 General provisions, school bus regulations

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 49

571.222 Federal motor vehicle safety standard #222

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Highway Patrol: http://www.chp.ca.gov

California Department of Motor Vehicles: http://www.dmv.ca.gov

California Department of Justice: http://caag.state.ca.us

Regulation ORCHARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: March 12, 2013 San Jose, California