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The major purpose of the school system's transportation services is to aid students in getting to and from school in an efficient, safe, and economical manner.


The school system will contract for transportation services.  The School Committee will award con­tracts on a competitive bid basis.  Bus contractors and taxi contractors, who will be held res­ponsible for the safe operation of school buses, will comply with all applicable state laws and regulations, including but not limit­ed to:


1.         Specifications for school bus design and equipment


2.         Inspection of buses


3.         Qualifications and examinations of bus drivers


4.         Driving regulations


5.         Small vehicle requirements, if applicable


6.         Insurance coverage


7.         Adherence to local regulations and directives as specified in bid contracts


The Superintendent, in consultation with the Georgetown Police Department and the bus company under contract, may establish safety zones within the 1.5 mil eligibility radius. 



LEGAL REFS.:            M.G.L. 40:5; 71:7A, B and C; 71:37D; 71:48A; 71:68; 71:71A;                                                                      71B:4; 71B:5; 71B:8; 74:8A; 76:1; 76:12Bi; 76:14


CROSS REF.:              EEAA, Walkers and Riders


NOTE:  For additional information, refer to Guidelines to School Transportation Services in Massachusetts, published by the Department of Education in 1975.


NOTE:  Regional school districts should refer to M.G.L. 71:16C before formulating a policy in this area.


Special publications that offer procedures and informational details can be referred to as a source of additional information, as in the policy above.


Adopted on:   November 8, 2007
Revised on:    May 27, 2010
Subpages (3): EEAE EEAG EEAH