ERIC Number: ED249610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Legal Aspects of Pupil Transportation.
Mawdsley, Ralph D.
The legal aspects of pupil transportation are examined, including the liability of various factions for transportation decisions and the duty of school districts to provide adequate transportation. Discussed are court decisions dealing with such complex topics as transportation of special education students, transportation for purpose of desegregation, transportation of private school students, the use of rental vehicles, placement of bus stops, funding of transportation, school board defenses in transportation litigation, the care owed to students during transportation, and general financial concerns. School districts are advised to (1) follow the standards and procedures established by state law, (2) have comprehensive policies regarding the type of vehicles to be used for school functions, (3) investigate liability coverage that includes nonschool owned transportation, (4) schedule regular maintenance of buses, and (5) supervise drivers. Extensive footnotes of legal citations accompany the text. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Busing, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Buses, School Desegregation, School Law, Student Transportation
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Publication Sales, Southwest Plaza Building, 3601 S.W. 29th Street, Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614 ($9.95 + $1.50 postage and handling, prepaid).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.