ERIC Number: ED353727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Transporting Students with Disabilities: A Manual for Transportation Supervisors.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
This manual covers laws and regulations, responsibilities, policies, equipment, communication, and guidelines for transporting Iowa public school students with specific disabilities. The first section summarizes requirements of federal and state law, followed by a section on responsibilities of such entities as the Department of Education, the area education agency, local education administrators, drivers, and parents. Guidelines for transportation and the Individual Education Plan (IEP) are covered next, including the role of transportation in the assessment process and development of a transportation plan. Other guidelines cover: policy/procedure development; training of school staff, supervisors, and drivers; assistive devices and information sources; and routing and scheduling. A section on communications and relationships looks at communication with parents, students, teachers, the general public, and mechanics; parental rights; and requesting a special education hearing. Guidelines are given for specific conditions (e.g., juvenile arthritis, auditory problems, autism, mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida). A self-evaluation process for pupil transportation services is suggested. Concluding the document are a variety of sample forms, lists of resources, opinions of the Iowa state Attorney General, rulings of the federal Office of Special Education Programs, and relevant sections of the Iowa code. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Bus Transportation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Education, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Needs Students, Staff Development, State Legislation, State Programs, State Standards, Student Transportation, Supervision
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa