ERIC Number: ED392128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pupil Transportation and the Law. Second Edition. NOLPE Monograph Series, No. 55.
Mawdsley, Ralph D.
School officials face a daunting array of legal responsibilities in managing student transportation. This monograph identifies and discusses the most important transportation problems facing school officials, despite the considerable variances among state requirements. Following the introductory section, section 2 describes school districts' and school boards' liability for transportation decisions, including school-bus safety and requirements, selection of transportation, care owed to students during transportation, and school defenses in transportation literature. The third section outlines the legal responsibility involved in the school district's duty to transport students, including governance decisions, general financial considerations, funding of transportation, transportation of nonpublic students, transportation for special-needs students, and transportation for desegregation purposes. A conclusion reached in the final section is that legislative or administrative statutes or regulations face judicial scrutiny under federal and state constitutional standards, as well as consistency within the total state legislative scheme. Transportation guidelines, a table of cases, and an index are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Legal Responsibility, Private Education, School Buses, School Desegregation, School Districts, School Law, State Legislation, Student Transportation, Transportation
National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 3601 S.W. 29th Street, Suite 223, Topeka, KS 66614.
Publication Type: Books; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: For previous edition, see ED 350 687.