3541.2 – Business – Transportation – Transportation For Students with Disabilities

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Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 11/5/2009
When authorizing special transportation for students with disabilities, the individualized education program (IEP) team or Section 504 committee shall consider, at a minimum, all of the following:

1. The student’s unique needs
2. The extent to which transportation arrangements may help the student develop independent mobility skills
3. The student’s difficulty in using regular transportation services
4. The coordination of regular and special transportation

Students with disabilities who do not meet any of the above criteria may use regular home-to-school transportation. As with all students, students with disabilities, whose parents have them enrolled in before and/or after school daycare programs, may request that their child(ren) be transported from or to a bus stop near that location, as long as it is within the district’s boundaries. Such transportation shall be door-to-door, when necessary, due to the nature or severity of the student’s disability.

When a student with a disability is excluded from school bus transportation due to expulsion, the District shall provide alternative transportation at no cost to the student or parent/guardian. (Education Code 48915.5)

When contracting with a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency to provide special education services, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the contract includes general administrative and financial agreements related to the provision of transportation services specified in the student’s IEP. (Education Code 56366)

Guide dogs, signal dogs and service dogs trained to provide assistance to students with disabilities may be transported in a school bus when accompanied by the student, his/her teachers or persons training the dog. (Education Code 38057)

See Policy #3541.2.
CSBA Date – 10/97

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