AR 3543.1 Hazardous Bus Routes

KPBSD Policy Manual

AR 3543.1

Business and Instructional Support Operations

Requests to establish hazardous bus routes may be initiated by individuals or groups who feel that conditions along the route students take to school are unsafe and warrant the additional expenditure of local funds to transport students to and from school.  Only hazardous bus route requests that are one and one-half (1.5) miles or less from the school attended and are on city, Borough, or State maintained roads shall be considered by the Superintendent.  Hazardous routes must be reviewed annually by the Superintendent and shall be continued only as long as the hazard exists.

Bus routes for regular student transportation shall be established only on roads or highways in the Borough that are under the supervision and all-weather maintenance of the Alaska Department of Transportation, a municipality or a Borough service area.

New hazardous bus route requests will be presented to the Superintendent include the following information:

  1. A complete, clear definition of the hazard;
  2. Number of students affected by the request;
  3. Efforts made or planned by the agency responsible for correcting or eliminating the hazard;
  4. Number of days or months the hazard will be present;
  5. Other efforts made to reduce or eliminate the hazard;
  6. Estimated miles added to existing bus route; and
  7. Estimated additional cost to the District.

Upon receipt of this information, the Superintendent will review the request along with other pertinent information that may be available.


Revised: 05/06/19