16 NCAC 06B .0102          SCHOOL BUS PASSENGERS

(a)  LEAs shall provide instruction in school bus safety to all children during the first five days of school and regularly thereafter during the school year.  The LEAs shall include in the instruction basic skills and knowledge vital to safety in school bus transportation.

(b)  LEAs shall provide seating for all school bus passengers entitled to transportation according to the rated seating capacity for each specific bus.  The LEAs shall not allow the number of passengers being transported to exceed the official rated capacity for the type and model bus being used.  All riders must be seated before a bus may leave a stop; overcrowding and standees are prohibited.

(c)  LEAs shall establish uniform procedures for transporting children with special needs to include:

(1)           recommendation by school‑based committee;

(2)           inclusion in the written individualized education plan; and

(3)           approval by the transportation director and superintendent.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑240(c);

Eff. July 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1991.