The board authorizes the use of private vehicles under the following circumstances:
1. Under unusual circumstances, the district may request parents, or responsible adults, to drive children to school in their own vehicles on a per-mile cost reimbursable basis. The Transportation Department determines when "in-lieu" transportation would be advantageous to the district and arranges its implementation. In cases where car pools are formed by families, reimbursement shall be provided only to the parent whose car is used to transport the students to schools.
2. Upon written approval of the principal, staff may transport students when a student's welfare is involved; when due care dictates prompt action, when engaged in occasional field trip activity or when engaged in an occasional extracurricular activity. The mileage of the staff member shall be reimbursed by the district.
3. The principal may approve the use of private transportation for occasional classroom field trips or occasional co-curricular activities, such approval must be in writing. The district's liability insurance shall cover the risk assumed by the district as well as the adult who is acting as an agent of the district.
The superintendent shall establish procedures for the use of private auto transportation.
Authorizing Individual Transportation - RCW 28A.34.100
All vehicles other than school buses used to transport students - WAC 392-143-070
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: November 13, 1985