EEAF Special Use of School Buses


School buses shall be used primarily for school purposes. When available and when it shall not cause hardship to the school system or detriment to the operation or maintenance of the fleet, buses may be used in support of community (town) sponsored non-school activities which are not commercial and are non-profit in nature. All such use must be in conformance with state law. Uses of buses for such activities shall be subject to approval by the Board.

The definition of a school bus, as referred to in this policy includes all motor vehicles, as described in the law, with a carrying capacity of 10 or more passengers, owned or contracted by the District and operated for the transportation of children and sponsoring persons to or from school or to or from school activities which are a part of the total school program.

The towns are expected to pay for fuel and other expenses related to bus use, including insurance and maintenance. A bus will be made available for town use only when it is driven by a licensed school bus driver employed by M.S.A.D. #4. The town will be responsible for reimbursing the District for driver pay, including overtime and other expenses such as meals. The District will bill the town for use of the bus and driver.

The Superintendent will be responsible for developing and implementing procedures for special use of buses, including the fee schedule and proof of insurance.

Adopted: May 8, 1990
Revised: June 10, 2003
Reviewed: November 9, 2009

M.S.A.D. #4