722 School Bus Safety Instruction

The school district shall conduct school bus safe riding practices instruction and emergency safety drills once 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.

All school personnel and designees must wear seat belts while operating school and private vehicles for school functions. All school personnel must use the tire protective cage when inflating or deflating a tire used on school buses and tractors.