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Policy Date: 01/10/2017

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The Auburn School District shall provide transportation for pupils to schools in the school district consistent with provisions of RSA 189:6, 189:9, 189.9a provided they live one mile or more from the school.

Per RSA 193:12, students who are deemed legal residents of the school district pursuant to a divorce decree or parenting plan developed under RSA 461-A will not necessarily be provided transportation. The Superintendent or designee will make all determinations as to whether transportation will be provided in such circumstances. The Superintendent or designee’s decision will be final.

The following policies shall apply:

General Operating Policy
Bus routes shall be established by the Superintendent and/or designee, subject to review by the School Board. Routes will be developed annually and posted.
Pupils who attend charter public schools within the district and pupils who attend private schools shall be entitled to the same transportation privileges within the District as are provided for pupils in public school.
Bus stops shall be established under the direction of the Superintendent and/or designee. A bus stop so established will be designated as authorized when the School Board has approved its designation as such. Drivers may not load or unload pupils at other than authorized bus stops.
Transportation will be provided to kindergarten students if there is sufficient space available on the bus, will utilize existing bus stops, and will be one-way (morning or afternoon session).

Student Conduct on School Buses
The bus driver will have responsibility to maintain orderly behavior of students on school buses and will report misconduct to the student’s Principal in writing. Video cameras may be used on buses to support the bus driver’s reports of unacceptable conduct. The school Principal will have the authority delegated by the Superintendent and/or designee to suspend the riding privileges of students who are disciplinary problems on the bus by failing to conform to the rules and regulations promulgated by the School Board. Parents of children whose pattern of behavior and conduct on school buses endangers the health, safety and welfare of other riders will be notified that their children face the loss of school bus riding privileges in accordance with the student discipline code. Suspensions in excess of twenty consecutive days must be ratified by the Board (RSA 189:9a).

Resolution of Conflicts
A parent who wishes to request a change or exemption from any of the student transportation policies shall direct that request to either the school Principal or the manager of the transportation provider.

Matters of student conduct should be referred to the Principal while routing and scheduling should be directed to the transportation provider. Should the parent not be satisfied with the results, an appeal can be made to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools. If the individual remains dissatisfied, the individual may request an appeal to the Auburn School Board through the Superintendent of Schools.

Legal References: RSA 189.6, RSA 189.8, RSA 189.9, RSA 189-9a, RSA 193:12, RSA 194-B:2 V

Adopted: September 13, 1995
Adopted: April 11, 2000
Revised: May 8, 2007
Revised: April 8, 2008
Revised: December 13, 2016
Revised: January 10, 2017