Policy 8100 | Kimberly

Transportation

The Board’s primary concerns in providing transportation services to students are the safety and protection of the health of students.

The District shall provide transportation to and from school for a student who:

  1.   resides at least one and one-half (1-½) miles from the nearest appropriate school (determined by the nearest and best route from the junction of the driveway of the student’s home and the nearest public road to the nearest door of the school the student attends or to a bus stop, whichever the case may be); or
  2.   is a student with a disability, whose IEP identifies transportation as a related service;
  3.   in the judgment of the Board, has another compelling and legally sufficient reason to receive transportation services, including the age, health or safety of the student; or
  4. the residence of the student is within a “safety bussing” zone as defined by the rules of the State of Idaho.
  5. resides within the designated boundaries of the student's home school.

A student may have one designated pick up location and one designated drop-off location. The pickup & drop off may be separate locations Although the District will not transport students between child care facilities, if a student attends one of the following, transportation may be provided if the following is within the Kimberly School District and within the boundaries of the student’s home school: 

  1. day care center;
  2. family day care home;
  3. group day care facility: or
  4. Relative's home.

A request for change of the pick up or drop off location may be granted if submitted in writing to the transportation office. Written requests will be considered after a meeting with the transportation director and school administration.

The type of transportation provided by the District may be by a school bus or other vehicle, or by such individual transportation as paying the parent or guardian for individually transporting the student. The Board of Trustees may authorize children attending nonpublic schools to ride a school bus provided that space is available and a fee to cover the per-seat cost for such transportation is collected.

Foster Children

The Superintendent or designee shall implement the requirements for ensuring the educational stability for all children in foster care. Each of these provisions must emphasize the child’s best interest determination. A written guideline must provide clarity to each school and staff member governing the transportation protocol for students in foster care. This includes the facilitation of transportation to the school of origin (when in the student’s best interest). Transportation will be provided, arranged, and funded for the duration of time in foster care. These procedures must confirm the following:

  1. Ensure that Children in foster care needing transportation to the school of origin will promptly receive transportation in a cost-effective manner reasonable to travel to the child’s home for visitation, and reasonable travel for the child to remain in the school in which the child is enrolled at the time of placement; and
  2. Ensure that, if there are additional costs incurred in providing transportation to maintain children in foster care in their schools of origin, the District will provide transportation to the school of origin if:
    1. The local child welfare agency agrees to reimburse the District for the cost of such transportation;
    2. The District agrees to pay for the cost of such transportation; or
    3. The District and the local child welfare agency agree to share the cost of such transportation.

 

Cross Reference: 8101 Safety Busing, 8110 Bus Routes, Stops and Non-Transportation Zones 

Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-1501 Transportation Authorized 

I.C. § 33-1503 Payments when transportation not furnished 

IDAPA 08.02.03.109 Special Education 

20 USC § 6312(c) Every Student Succeeds Act Standards for Idaho School Buses and Operations

Other Reference:         Federal Highway Safety Guideline 17 

Idaho Department of Education, Idaho’s School Bus Driver Training Classroom Curriculum

 

Anticipated First Reading: March 17, 2005:

Adopted on:   April 21, 2005

Revised on: June 20, 2018