Policy 711.07: School Bus Safety Instruction

Original Adopted Date: 01/18/2010 | Last Reviewed Date: 06/19/2023

The school district will conduct school bus safe riding practices instruction and emergency safety drills at least twice during the school year, once in the fall and once in the spring, for students who utilize school district transportation.  Documentation of these safety drills will be maintained by the district for five years and made available upon request. 

Each school bus vehicle will have, in addition to the regular emergency safety drill, a plan for helping those students who require special assistance to safety during an emergency. This will include, but not be limited to, students with disabilities.

Employees are responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed during an emergency, as well as safe riding practices.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations regarding this policy.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 279.8; 321.
281 I.A.C. 41.412; 43.40.


I.C. Iowa Code Description
Iowa Code  § 279.8 Directors – General Rules – Bonds of Employees
Iowa Code  § 321 Motor Vehicles
I.A.C. Iowa Administrative Code Description
281 I.A.C. 41.412 Special Education – Transportation
281 I.A.C. 43.40 Pupil Instruction

Cross References

Code Description
507.05 Emergency Plans and Drills
711.10 School Bus Passenger Restraints
804.02 District Emergency Operations Plans