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6625 Policy – Private Vehicle Transportation

The superintendent authorizes the use of private vehicles under the following circumstances:

A.  Under unusual circumstances, the district may request parents, or a responsible adult, to drive children to school in their own vehicles on a per-mile/minimum wage cost reimbursement basis. The director of transportation determines when “in-lieu” transportation would be advantageous to the district and arranges its implementation. In cases where car pools are formed by families, reimbursement will be provided only to the parent whose car is used to transport the students to school. The district shall report “in- lieu” transportation on state ridership reports as per state regulations.

B.  Upon approval of the principal, staff may occasionally transport students when a student’s welfare is involved; when due care dictates prompt action; when engaged in an occasional field trip activity; or when engaged in an occasional extracurricular activity.

The staff member will acknowledge that he/she agrees to assume primary responsibility for any liability or property damage, comprehensive or collision arising as a result of the activity. The district’s liability insurance will respond to the risk assumed by the district. The mileage of the staff member will be reimbursed by the district.

The superintendent will establish procedures for the use of private auto transportation.

Adopted: 02/14/13
Signature Date: 02/14/13
Approved: Superintendent Approved
Legal References: Content

RCW 28A.160.030          Authorizing individual transportation or other arrangements

WAC 392-143-070          Other vehicles used to transport students