June 24, 2024


Policy: Transportation



Where it is reasonably necessary, the Hartford School District will

furnish transportation on public roads to students who reside within

the school district. The district may provide transportation to non resident

students as authorized by the school board.



The superintendent will establish routes and designate stops after considering

both the safety of children and efficiency of operation. The superintendent will

consider the following factors when determining routes and stops. 

1.    The age and health of pupils,

2.    Distance to be traveled,

3.    Condition of the road, and

4.    Type of highway.


The superintendent may consider any other factors he or she deems appropriate

when establishing routes and designated stops. 


The superintendent shall submit to the school board for approval any contracts,

leases or purchases necessary to maintain and operate transportation

equipment,[2] and shall include in his or her annual report to the board

information as to all pupils transported by the school district and the expense



      Date Adopted: August 11, 2009

      Legal Reference(s):16 V.S.A. §§1221, 1222, 1224  (Student transportation)

       16 V.S.A. §1551 (Technical center transport)

      Cross Reference: Bus Discipline (F2)







[1] 16 V.S.A. 1222(a) requires a transportation policy.  “Each board shall adopt

a transportation policy for pupils required to attend school in accordance with

the procedure specified in section 563(1) of this title.  The policy must take

into consideration the transportation needs of pupils supported by, but not

limited to, such factors as age and health of pupils, distance to be traveled,

condition of the road and type of highway.  The policy shall be adopted by the

board and….filed in the office of the principal in each school in the district.”

[2] See 16 V.S.A. 1221.

[3] See 16 V.S.A. 1224.