Policy EEAC-RY

The school board identifies the following as unforeseen emergencies in which standees on school buses may be permitted for short distances:

  1. When a school bus driver assists another driver on his/her route, and needs to transport the students of the inoperable bus to or from school.
  2. When it is necessary to provide special transportation on prearranged occasions for students to a specific location within two (2) miles from the point of departure.
  3. When it is necessary to have emergency evacuation of school buildings.
  4. Temporary overloading due to change of student(s’) place(s) of residences.
  5. Students required to stand must stand behind the driver so his vision will not be blocked.

Approved by School Board: August 9, 1988
Revised by School Board: December 3, 2019

Legal Refs.:

8 VAC 20-70-40