The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board shall provide school bus transportation for all students living more than one mile from the school that they are assigned to attend.  Students living within one mile of the school may be allowed to ride a school bus when the School Board determines that conditions exist to warrant such transportation.  Other students may be provided with school bus transportation in accordance with regulations of the Louisiana Department of Education.


A reasonable time shall be established for each route and the bus operator shall be expected to adhere to this schedule.  By the same token, students shall be expected to be at their respective bus stop when the bus arrives.  Once a bus route has been established, the bus operator shall not alter or change assigned routes without order of the Superintendent or his/her designee.  Any bus operator who feels a road is unsafe or dangerous shall report such dangerous condition to the Superintendent or his/her designee, and the bus operator may be allowed not to travel the road with the prior approval of the Supervisor of Transportation, until the Superintendent or his/her designee determines said road is safe or improved, or the situation has been rectified.


Buses must be routed so that no more than one bus will travel the same route, except in cases of definite apparent necessity.  Each scheduled route will be planned in full consideration of the established limits for individual schools.


During inclement weather, bus operators may be directed to make more frequent stops


Bus operators for the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board shall follow all federal laws, Louisiana state laws, and local procedures for the loading and unloading of students.


New Policy:  September 22, 2011

Revised:  June 18, 2015



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:158, 32:1

Louisiana School Transportation Specifications and Procedures, Bulletin 119, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 9-22-11, 6-18-15


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board