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904.1 Transporting Students in Private Vehicles

Generally, transporting students for school purposes is done in a vehicle owned by the school district and driven by a school bus driver. Students may be transported in private vehicles for school purposes. It is within the discretion of the superintendent to determine when this is appropriate.


Individuals transporting students for school purposes in private vehicles must have the permission of the building principal. Private vehicles will be used only when proof of insurance has been supplied to the building principal and when the parents of the students to be transported have given written permission to the principal. The school district assumes no responsibility for those students who have not received the approval of the principal and who ride in private vehicles for school purposes.


This policy statement applies to transportation of students for school purposes in addition to transporting students to and from their designated attendance center. It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.


Legal Reference:  Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 285; 321; 281 I.A.C. 43.


Cross Reference:

401.6 Transporting of Students by Employees
401.7 Employee Travel Compensation
711 Transportation


Approved 11-15-04     Reviewed  12-22-15  5-27-19  Revised 3-21-11