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RESOLUTION 10-18-2016 - Approving the Use of Charter Buses to Transport District Students to and from School Activities

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
OF
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1
Approving the Use of Charter Buses to
Transport District Students to and from School Activities

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to C.R.S. § 22-32-122, Douglas County School District RE-1 (the "District") has the power to contract for services that it is authorized by Jaw to undertake; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to C.R.S. § 22-32-110(l)(w), the District has the power to contract for the transportation of students and to require any such contractor operating a bus or motor vehicle for such purpose to procure liability and property damage insurance on such bus or motor vehicle and pay all premiums for such insurance, without the right of contribution from the District to the insurer; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 22-32-l 13(a) and (d), the District has elected to provide transportation to and from public schools of the District and to and from certain school­ related activities within or outside the territorial limits of the District, and whether or not occurring during school hours; and

WHEREAS, 1 CCR 301-25 § 2251-R-4.0l(a) allows for the short-term rental of a motor coach bus from a contract carrier for the transportation of students to school-related activities; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Douglas County School District RE-1, has given consideration to the standards of safety to promote the welfare of students, including recommendations of national transportation organizations, and finds that it is in the best interests of pupils, the District and the community to allow the short-term rental of motor coach buses on an as-needed basis.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Douglas County School District RE-1 Board of Education that the short-term rental of motor coach buses for the transportation of students to and from school related events, including school related events at other schools, on an as-need ed basis is hereby authorized and approved, and that all transportation of students be in accordance with applicable federal and state law.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent or her designee shall develop procedures so the District exercises appropriate diligence in selecting contract carriers and only enters into contracts with those that are properly licensed, permitted, registered and insured.

Adopted this 18th day of October, 2016.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1
BOARD OF EDUCATION
By: Meghann Silverthorn, President

 

ATTEST:
By: Nona Eichelberger
      Secretary, Board of Education