ERIC Number: ED346574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Transporting Students with Special Needs: A Resource Manual for School District Administrators.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
As schools develop programs to serve students with increasingly complex conditions and as greater numbers of students with severe disabilities are mainstreamed into their neighborhood schools, requirements for safely transporting these students have become more complicated. This document provides special education administrators, transportation program administrators, and technical support staff a concise resource manual including multiple checklists, references to specific state and federal regulations related to special education transportation, additional lists of resource persons and materials, numerous questions and answers designed to uncover potential problem areas, and recommendations relating to various procedures. Although not intended to be regulatory, the materials are a starting point for cooperation and negotiations among the service agents responsible for ensuring special education students' safety and well-being and providing appropriate support and educational services. Recognizing and understanding the federal and state laws governing special education and pupil transportation is the key to providing effective student services. The manual also contains a sample protocol for determining needs for bus attendants and a transportation questionnaire geared to specific student needs. Appendices providing information for administrators, transportation personnel, and special education staff are also included, along with crash-protection advice and resources. (MLH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Transportation
Publications Sales Clerk, Oregon Department of Education, 700 Pringle Parkway, S.E., Salem, OR 97310-0290.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon