Policy 6322

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STUDENT ASSIGNMENT TO BUSES Policy Code: 6322

A. Eligibility

Any student assigned to a school that is one and a half miles or more from his or her residence is eligible for transportation services to and from school. In addition, the superintendent or his or her designee will consider requests for transportation service in the following situations:

  1. when factors are present that may endanger the safety of students walking to the school;
  2. when the student is medically certified as temporarily incapacitated;
  3. if the student is identified as having special needs following procedures in the North Carolina Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities and is entitled by law to transportation services; or under Section 504.

B. REQUESTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

The parent or guardian of any child enrolled in school may request bus services. The request should be made to the principal of the assigned school or other designated official. The principal or other designated official will forward the application to the superintendent or his or her designee. If the request is denied by the superintendent or his or her designee, the parent may seek review of the decision in accordance with the student grievance policy, policy 1740-4010, Student and Parent Grievance Procedure.

The board will direct that the student be provided transportation services if either (1) the board finds that the student is entitled to be transported to and from such school upon the school bus designated in the request; or (2) the board finds that the transportation of the student upon such bus to and from such school is in the best interest of the student, will not interfere with the proper administration of such school or with the safe and efficient transportation by school bus of other students enrolled in the school, and will not endanger the health or safety of the children there enrolled.


Legal References: G.S. 115C-239, -240, -241, -244; Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities, State Board Policy Number GCS-D-000.

Cross References: Student and Parent Grievance Procedure (policy 1740-4010)

Adopted: October 12, 2009

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