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Introduced Version House Bill 2289 History

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H. B. 2289


          (By Delegates Fleischauer and Lawrence)
          [Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
          Committee on Education then Finance.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-48, relating to county boards of education; requiring county boards to provide transportation to and from school for each school child that needs or desires transportation; requiring county boards to establish, maintain and adhere to schedules for the transportation of students to and from school; and requiring new bus routes adhere to specific time periods between initial pick up and final drop off of a student.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-48, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-48. Duty of the county board of education to provide and adhere to reasonable transportation schedules.
_____(a) Beginning the school year 2013-2014 and continuing thereafter, each county board of education shall provide transportation to and from school for each school child in the county that needs or desires transportation.
_____(b) Beginning the school year 2014-2015 and continuing thereafter, each county board of education shall establish, maintain and adhere to schedules for the transportation of students to and from school. Those schedules shall set forth the times for picking up and dropping off students. In no event may a board create a new bus route in which the times allotted between initial pick up and final drop off of any student exceed the following times:
_____(1) For middle school students, forty-five minutes; and
_____(2) For high school students, sixty minutes.




     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require
county boards to provide transportation to and from school for each school child that needs or desires transportation. The bill requires county boards to establish, maintain and adhere to schedules for the transportation of students to and from school. The bill requires new bus routes adhere to specific time periods between initial pick up and final drop off for middle school and high school students.
          
     This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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