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Rule 3301-83-04 | Scope and definition.


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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3301.07, 4511.76
Amplifies: 3301.07, 3327.08, .3327.09, and 3327.10; 4511.76
Five Year Review Date: 4/25/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 10/22/1984, 7/1/1991, 10/5/1998, 11/13/2001, 5/23/2008