Policy 8660 - Transportation by Private Vehicle

The Board of Education authorizes the transportation of students by private vehicle of the District in accordance with this policy.

Any such transportation must be approved in advance and in writing by the building principal in accordance with the District Administrator's administrative guidelines.

The parent of the participating student will be given, upon request, the name of the driver and the description of the vehicle.

In order to be approved to transport students in a private vehicle, the person must be(a) either an employee of this Board, an approved volunteer, or the parent of a student enrolled in this District, (b) hold a currently-valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Wisconsin, and (c) sign the form provided by the District.

Any person otherwise qualified to transport students in a private vehicle shall not carry a concealed weapon while transporting students, other than the person’s own children, even if they are a holder of a concealed carry permit. This does not apply to law enforcement personnel.

No person shall be permitted to transport students who is not the holder of automobile liability and personal injury insurance in the amount required by District administrative guidelines. The District Administrator may withdraw the authorization of any private vehicle driver whose insurance is not adequate.

Any private vehicle used for the transportation of students must be owned by the approved driver or the spouse of the approved driver and must conform to registration requirements of the State.

The responsibility of professional staff members for the discipline and control of students will extend to their transportation of students in a private vehicle. Drivers who are not professional staff members are required to report student misconduct to the building principal.

Approved expenses incurred by drivers of private vehicles in the course of transporting students will be reimbursed by the Board, such as mileage, which shall be paid at the approved mileage rate and tolls and parking fees, which shall be reimbursed upon presentation of evidence of costs for tolls and parking fees. The District shall not be responsible for fines associated with parking or moving violations.
Wis. Stat. §121.52, Wis. Stat. §121.53.

Revised 12/21/15
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