6690 Contracting for Transportation Services

  • If the board enters into a contract for transportation services, the contractor shall operate such equipment according to district policy and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education. The contract shall be in effect for no more than five years. Prior to entering into such a contract the district shall determine that the cost of contracting will not exceed the projected cost of operating its own system. Such assurances shall be submitted to the superintendent of public instruction for approval.

    Legal References: 
    RCW  28A.160.010    Operation of student transportation program – Responsibility of local district – Scope – Transporting of elderly – Insurance
    28A.160.140               Contract for pupil transportation services with private nongovernmental entity – Competitive bid procedures
    28A.335.170               Contracts to lease building space and portable buildings, rent or have maintained security systems, com­puters and other equipment, and provide pupil transportation services
    WAC 392-144              School Bus Driver Qualifications
    392-141     Transportation – State Allocations for Operations
    392-143     Transportation – Specifications for School Buses
    392-145     Transportation – Operation Rules

    ADOPTED: 03/27/1997
    REVISED: 04/23/98; 08/26/99; 12/14/00; 03/23/06; 07/26/07

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