Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
6/23/2022 - 6:30 PM  
Category:
Other  
Type:
Action  
Subject:
5.22 Approval of 2021-2022 Bus Routes  
Strategic Plan 2018-2023:
GOAL 1 (Building Successful Futures) Each student will graduate college, career, and life ready
 
Policy:
EEA - Student Transportation Services  
Provide Name(s) of Attachments:
Routes for Approval 2021-2022 (June)  
File Attachment:
ROUTES FOR APPROVAL 2021-2022 - 6.14.22.pdf
 
Provide Background Details and Rationale:
The Missouri State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has established requirements for the operation of school buses throughout the state. Public school district Boards of Education shall approve school bus routes over which school buses travel two times per year, once in the fall and once after the school year is completed. A bus route begins when a bus leaves a point (home, school, and the like) empty and proceeds on a predetermined route, picking up pupils and then traveling to a school(s) until the bus is empty; and returning the pupils to a designated point after school. If more than one (1) route is run by the same bus, each additional route begins when the bus is empty after discharging all the pupils from a previous route and proceeds along another predetermined route, picking up pupils and discharging all of them at their attendance center(s) and returning them home.

Eligible or approved miles are those actual regular school term and handicapped miles traveled from where the bus is kept at night until it returns to the same location after the pupils have been returned home, as long as it is used only to transport vocational students and K-12 pupils to and from school at the beginning and ending of the regular school day, are eligible for state transportation aid.

Ineligible or disapproved miles are all actual miles that are driven for any purpose other than transporting K-12 students to or from school during the school term and are ineligible for state transportation aid. Regular summer school routes, non-handicapped early childhood routes, field trips, athletic trips, maintenance miles and other extracurricular activity trips are examples of ineligible miles. Miles traveled to rerun a route or part of a route to transport students participating in before- or after-school activities or training are also ineligible miles.

HB1180 was adopted in 2006 and allows school districts to provide transportation to students who live less than one mile from school and be reimbursed by the state if unsafe traffic situations can be demonstrated.
 
Provide Funding Source and Estimated Cost:
The transportation budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year is $6,102,212.  
Legal References:
N/A  
Name of Persons(s) Submitting Agenda Item with Title:
Lana Dudzinski, Transportation Coordinator
Jim Rich, Director of Operations
Dr. Paul Kelly, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Technology
 
Presenter(s) if Presentation Anticipated:
N/A  
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the bus routes for the 2021-2022 school year, as presented.  
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jim Rich - Director of Operations
Signed By:  
Dr. Paul Kelly - Assistant Superintendent - Business & Technology
Signed By:  
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd - Superintendent
 
Vote Results: