3541.1 BP - School Related Trips

Business and Noninstructional Operations
Board Policy No. 3541.1
Policy Adopted:  June 16, 1997


The district may provide transportation in buses or other school or public transportation vehicles for field trips and excursions in connection with instruction or school-related social, educational, cultural, athletic or school band activities.

(cf. 3541.5 - Alternative Transportation Arrangements)

School-related organizations requesting transportation shall be fully responsible for the costs of their trips unless funding has been approved by the Governing Board.

(cf. 3250 - Transportation Fees)
(cf. 3542 - School Bus Drivers)
(cf. 3543 - Transportation Safety and Emergencies)
(cf. 6153 - School-Sponsored Trips)

Transportation by Private Vehicle

The Superintendent or designee may authorize the transportation of students by private automobile for approved field trips and activities when the vehicle is driven by an adult who has registered with the district for such purposes.

Legal Reference:
35330  Excursions and field trips
39830  School bus
39835  Use for community recreation
39837  Transportation of pupils to places of summer employment
39860  Transportation to special activities by district
44808  Liability when students not on school property
27315  Mandatory use of seat belts in private passenger vehicles
34501.6  School buses; reduced visibility
Castro v. Los Angeles (1976) 54 Cal.App.3d 232
Salcedo v. Monterey County Office of Education (1992) 1 Cal.Rptr.2d 868
Hanson v. Reedley School District (1941) 43 Cal.App.2d 643
Lehmuth v. Long Beach Unified School District (1960) 53 Cal.App.2d 544


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