The rules in this chapter are designed to establish minimum requirements for a safe pupil transportation program, including management, general operation, maintenance of school buses and other transportation vehicles, training of personnel, pupil management, driver qualifications and emergency procedures.
The rules in this chapter shall apply to all student transportation operations pursuant to section 4511.76 of the Revised Code.
As contained in this chapter, "school bus owner" means the board of education of a city, local or exempted village school district, the governing board of an educational service center, county boards of developmental disabilities, and the governing authority of all non-public schools, community schools, private contractors and head start programs.
The rules in this chapter shall not apply to parental transportation that is provided outside the authority of a school or education program, or by any parent for their own children.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 2/6/2019 and 04/25/2024
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 4511.76
Rule Amplifies: 3301.07, 3327.08, 3327.09, and 3327.10 ; 4511.76
Prior Effective Dates: 10/22/1984, 07/01/1991, 10/05/1998, 11/13/2001, 05/23/2008