EEAF—Non-Student Travel in School Buses

Emery County School District

Policy: EEAF—Non-Student Travel in School Buses

Date Adopted: 18 July 2012

Current Review / Revision: 15 August 2012


School buses are for use in transporting students, and adults responsible for supervising students, to and from school and school-related activities. The District also designates other non-bus vehicles for transporting students as needed. Transporting of students and adults not associated with a school related activity will be regulated by the following stipulations issued by Utah State Risk Management:

  1. The following are situations in which non-students may travel in a District owned school bus, or other designated vehicle used for transporting students:

    • Official chaperones

    • District employees (with prior District approval and as long as a student is not displaced)

    • A coach or advisor’s spouse (as long as a student is not displaced)

    • Students from other schools within the School District (if involved in the event or activity)

    • Students from other Districts covered by Risk Management (if involved in the event or activity)

    • Students from private or home schools (if involved in an extracurricular activity under provisions of Utah Code (53A-11-102.6)

  2. The following are situations in which non-students may not travel in a District owned school bus, or other designated vehicle used for transporting students:

    • Children of chaperones, coaches or advisors

    • Students or other minors not involved in the event or activity

    • Parents (unless assigned as an “official” chaperone

  3. In an emergency, a district owned vehicle or bus may be used to transport non-students as needed to assist law enforcement personnel, or to the extent made necessary by the circumstances of the emergency.