ERIC Number: ED441583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Transportation.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Providing transportation to children younger than kindergarten age has become more common for public school districts, and school personnel are unsure as to the rules, guidelines, and best practices that apply to the youngest school bus passengers. This document outlines the current Illinois requirements regarding the transportation of very young children without special needs. The first section of the document lists the early childhood programs in Illinois for which transportation is provided. The second section includes contributing factors to be considered when transporting young children. The third section delineates guidelines for administrators, bus drivers, bus attendants, and parents/guardians. The fourth section lists areas of training for transportation personnel. The fifth section presents information on child restraint systems in school buses. The sixth section discusses procedures for emergencies. The seventh section outlines procedures regarding school bus evacuation. The eighth section discusses radios and two-way communication systems, including communication codes. The ninth section provides information on supervision, including the recommended driver-to-child ratios. The tenth section discusses seating requirements. The eleventh section provides information on universal precautions. Six appendices include lists of first aid training providers, resources for training regarding young children, and the text of the Child Passenger Protection Act. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois