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It shall be the policy of the Washington Parish School Board to require that all vehicles regularly used for the transportation of children and employees, whether privately or publicly owned, be inspected annually by authorized and qualified personnel.  Any vehicle found to be deficient shall be so designated and shall not be used to transport students until the appropriate repairs have been made and further inspection reveals that the deficiency has been removed.


The school buses used for the transportation of children, whether privately or publicly owned, shall be inspected at intervals determined by State law by local transportation personnel and/or Louisiana State Police in accordance with standards established by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and/or the School Board.




Before beginning, during, and after completing each assigned route, trip, or individual run daily, the bus operator shall conduct pre-trip, en route, and post-trip inspections of the vehicle and its special equipment to check for passengers, special equipment, medication, etc. that may have been left on the bus.  Before the operator exits the bus after any trip or individual run, the operator shall immediately perform a post-trip inspection of the interior of the bus for children or other passengers that may have remained on the bus.   The operator shall employ any means necessary to check for children who may be under seats.  The operator shall also check for damage to seats, and articles left on the bus.  Failure to check for children left on the bus may result in discipline of the operator, up to and including termination. 


Revised:  April, 2006



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง32:398, 32:871

Louisiana School Transportation Specifications and Procedures, Bulletin 119, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 6-15-06


Washington Parish School Board