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SPECIAL USE OF SCHOOL BUSES
It shall be the policy of the Bossier Parish School Board to permit the use of school buses for student trips or excursions to enhance instructional activities. The use of buses for such trips shall be strictly governed by regulations adopted by the School Board and/or established by the Superintendent or administrative staff. All arrangements for any trip or excursion shall be made by either the Transportation Supervisor or the Superintendent.
Any school or organization may use buses for athletic or activity trips. The Board shall be reimbursed by the school or organization the expense equal to the cost of operation of the buses for the particular event. The bus operator shall provide proof of appropriate insurance coverage prior to any trip being taken. In addition, the following guidelines shall also apply to the special use of any school bus:
For activities of an educational nature within the district,
the use of the buses shall be requested by the principal of the school
involved and it shall be limited in time so as not to interfere with
the regular route to which that bus is assigned.
For educational activities outside the district, the use of
the buses shall be limited to transporting those students who are
engaged in representing their school in the principal activity for
which the trip is required. The request shall also come
from the principal involved.
Approval for the use of the buses shall be requested at a time prior to the trip sufficient for the office staff to evaluate the request and to make the arrangements necessary. All buses on all occasions shall be driven by a person with a commercial driver's license. The principal of the school involved shall be held responsible for seeing that the above condition is met.
SELECTION OF OPERATORS FOR FIELD TRIPS AND OTHER EXTRA DUTY
Each operator interested in extra duty assignments, such as
field trips, summer tutorial, enrichment programs, or other parish-sponsored
events for the school year shall submit his/her name to the Supervisor
of Transportation by August 1st.
The Supervisor of Transportation shall conduct a lottery to
create a list which shall be used to select operators for extra duty
based on seniority as noted by state policy.
As trips are scheduled, the operator by seniority shall be offered
the trip. The operator may choose to accept the extra duty,
or decline. Once an operator has accepted or declined extra
duty, the operator’s name shall drop to the end of the list. Rotation
shall continue in similar fashion until all interested operators have
had the opportunity to accept or decline extra duty.
Bus operators may request to be removed from the rotation list at any time with the exception of the mandatory two (2) free trips for regular education operators and one (1) free trip for special education operators.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:158
Bossier Parish School Board