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123B.91 School district bus safety responsibilities.

Subdivision 1. Comprehensive policy. Each district shall develop and implement a comprehensive, written policy governing pupil transportation safety, including transportation of nonpublic school students, when applicable. The policy, at minimum, must contain:

(1) provisions for appropriate student bus safety training under section 123B.90;

(2) rules governing student conduct on school buses and in school bus loading and unloading areas;

(3) a statement of parent or guardian responsibilities relating to school bus safety;

(4) an intradistrict system for reporting school bus accidents or misconduct and a system for dealing with local law enforcement officials in cases of criminal conduct on a school bus;

(5) a discipline policy to address violations of school bus safety rules, including procedures for revoking a student's bus riding privileges in cases of serious or repeated misconduct;

(6) a system for integrating school bus misconduct records with other discipline records;

(7) where applicable, provisions governing bus monitor qualifications, training, and duties;

(8) rules governing the use and maintenance of type III vehicles, drivers of type III vehicles, qualifications to drive a type III vehicle, qualifications for a type III vehicle, and the circumstances under which a student may be transported in a type III vehicle;

(9) operating rules and procedures;

(10) emergency procedures;

(11) a system for maintaining and inspecting equipment; and

(12) any other requirements of the school district.

Subd. 2. School transportation safety director. Each board shall designate a school transportation safety director to oversee and implement pupil transportation safety policies. The director shall have day-to-day responsibility for pupil transportation safety within the district, including transportation of nonpublic school children when provided by the district.

HIST: 1994 c 647 art 12 s 14; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 2 s 8,9; art 16 s 13; 1998 c 397 art 7 s 9,164; art 11 s 3; 1998 c 398 art 6 s 21; 1999 c 241 art 9 s 24; 2000 c 489 art 6 s 15; 1Sp2003 c 9 art 1 s 8