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Mechanical Failure: OST 411

MECHANICAL FAILURE

 

OPERATIONAL SERVICES:  400

Mechanical Failure: OST 411

Adoption Date:

 

Scope

This applies to all bus drivers driving school buses to transport children.

 

Purpose

To ensure all students are safe, recovery is as soon as possible and all parties are informed.

       

Policy Statement

The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board acknowledges that, no matter how diligently the system for maintaining a safe and efficient bus fleet is monitored by those responsible for mechanical upkeep, breakdowns will occur.  When this happens, everything possible will be done to ensure that students are safe and that their educational program will not be unnecessarily disrupted.

                                               

 

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Authorization

This policy has been authorized by the Board under motions number....

 

Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the Director of Operational Services to ensure that this policy and administrative procedures are implemented.

 

Implementation

Director of Operational Services


 

Procedures:

1)         In the event of mechanical failure which makes it impossible for a bus driver to pick up students on schedule, the bus driver will:

a)                     Report the breakdown to the bus garage and the Transportation Department.

b)                     In the event of a complete bus failure, make alternate arrangements for the transportation of students.  These arrangements are to be coordinated through the Board’s Transportation Coordinator or the Manager of Transportation.

c)                     At all times the safety of the children must be most important.

      

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Policy Review

This policy will be reviewed by Director of Operational Services within three years from the authorization date.

 

Distribution                            

Board Members

All Policy Manual Holders



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