Policies and Procedures Handbook

Last Updated: 5/31/2005
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550


Administrative Procedure

The Public Schools contracts with persons to provide buses to transport our school children. This procedure has been developed so that contractors know what is expected of them when a bus breaks down and needs repairs.

1. All school vehicles contracted to the Public Schools must be available to transport students during regular school days and be ready for inspection at the
    announced inspection dates.

2. The Director of Transportation must be notified when a bus breaks down causing a change in the busing pattern or schedule.

3. Spare buses must be used, when possible, to replace a bus on a route while the bus is undergoing repair.

4. A school bus must be repaired and back on the road in less than ten (10) consecutive school days. As a result of certain extenuating circumstances this limit can be
    extended by the Superintendent of Schools.

5. School buses off the road for more than ten (10) consecutive school days may lose their Basic Vehicle Allocation, at which time the Superintendent will review the
    situation to see if he should recommend that the contract be cancelled.

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Other Non-Instructional Operations 853.303 MS
Adopted 1/14/82
Number Of Procedure Changed from 853.301 to 853.303
Revised 12/13/94