School Board Policy 710 -
Extracurricular Transportation

 

Adopted: december 9, 1996  REVISED: may 8, 2017

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to make clear to students, parents/guardians and staff the school district's policy regarding extracurricular transportation.

II. General Statement of Policy 

The determination as to whether to provide transportation for students, spectators and/or participants to and from extracurricular activities shall be made solely by the school district administration. This determination shall include, but is not limited to, the decision to provide transportation, the persons to be transported, the type or method to be utilized, all transportation scheduling and coordination, and any other transportation arrangements or decisions. Employees who are involved in extracurricular activities shall be advised by the administration as to the transportation arrangements made, if any.

III. Arrangement of Extracurricular Transportation 

School district employees shall not undertake independent arrangement, scheduling or coordination of transportation for extracurricular activities. School district employees may do so only when specifically directed or approved by the school district administration. School district employees will notify a building administrator of all transportation arrangements made. If the school district makes no arrangements for extracurricular transportation, parents of students who wish to participate, are responsible for arranging for or providing transportation to and from the extra-curricular activity.

IV. Employee Transportation of Students 

In the event of an emergency or other unforeseeable circumstances, employees are authorized to make appropriate transportation arrangements for students as necessary. Employees will transport students in nonemergency circumstances only when such extracurricular transportation is approved by the administration. If any transportation arrangements are made by employees pursuant to this section, the relevant facts and circumstances shall be reported to the administration. All vehicles used to transport students shall be properly registered and insured.

V. Fees

In its discretion, the school district may charge fees for transportation of students to and from extracurricular activities conducted at locations other than school, where attendance is optional.

Legal References: 
Minn. State. § 123B.36 (Authorized Fees)
Minn. Stat. § 169.011, Subd. 71(a) (Definition of a School Bus)
Minn. Stat. § 169.454, Subd. 13 (Type III Vehicle Standards - Exemption)

Cross References: 
WBLASB Policy 610 (Field Trips)
WBLASB Policy 709 (Student Transportation Safety Policy)
MSBA Service Manual, Chapter 2, Transportation