EEAE Student Transportation in Private Vehicles
Adopted: January 21, 1992
Amended: March 10, 2009
The Board acknowledges that persons employed by or acting on behalf of the Board are sometimes called upon to use a motor vehicle within the scope of their employment to transport students.
The Board prohibits the use of privately owned vehicles to transport students with the exception of vehicles designated at each school, by the principal, for the transportation of students in emergency circumstances. The Board will reimburse owners of these vehicles annually for the additional costs of increasing their third-party liability coverage to $2,000,000.00. Owners shall assume responsibility for appropriate notification concerning the use of their vehicles.
The Board shall assume the liability (without subrogation rights) imposed by law upon each and every one of its employees or persons authorized for bodily injury or death to students of the Board while such students are being transported by the employee or such persons who is acting within his or her scope of employment or duties with the Board and where such bodily injury or death to a student arises directly from the use or operation by the person of any automobile not owned in whole or in part by or licensed in the name of the Board.
Provided that the Board's assumption of liability as set out above in all circumstances is applicable only where: