ERIC Number: ED081127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Legal and Administrative Procedures Relating to the Transportation of Exceptional Children.
Trudeau, Elaine, Ed.
Presented alphabetically by state is information regarding the legal and administrative procedures for the transportation of exceptional children in public school programs as of June 1, 1973. It is noted that general state law often extends specific authority to the handicapped, while the prime modus operandi for transportation is often contained elsewhere in the law without specific designations for the handicapped. Information is usually given for the following categories: eligibility, transportation services, transportation modes, personnel, equipment and safety devices, state aid, and capital outlay aid. It is reported that most states provide transportation only to children unable because of their handicap to ride regular school buses; that most states provide transportation to handicapped children attending special day classes and regular classes within the public school system, that the most common method of transporting handicapped children is a special vehicle owned and operated by the school district, that a few states fund personnel to serve as attendants on vehicles transporting handicapped children, that a few states require special equipment or safety devices for the transportation of handicapped children, that most states provide between 70 and 80% of the cost of transporting handicapped children apart from other school children, and that a few states have special capital outlay provisions for the purchase of special vehicles and other equipment needed to transport the handicapped. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Equipment, Exceptional Child Education, Handicapped Children, Personnel, Qualifications, State Aid, State Legislation, Transportation
Council for Exceptional Children, 1411 South Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State-Federal Information Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.