School transportation is an integral part of today's educational system. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction takes a three-pronged approach to school transportation:
- Safety - The first and highest priority is the safe delivery of students to and from school. In North Dakota where transportation of school children is a fact of life, it becomes imperative that all possible safety precautions be applied.
- Bus Driver - The school bus driver is expected to be fully qualified, trained, manager of students, and a representative of the school district.
- Reporting - Districts are responsible for reporting their bus driver training, as well as their Vehicle Inventory and Route information (in STARS) for proper State reimbursement.
Transportation Sample Agreement – In accordance with NDCC 15.1-30-07, the agency drafted a standard transportation contract. This is meant to be a template with suggested areas and language, not an all-inclusive final contract. Please have your legal team and school board review before finalization to ensure it covers your specific situation and requirements.