3550 Use of School District Vehicles

Adoption Date: 2/17/2005, Reviewed: 10/20/2014  UPDATE
3000 - Business and Non-Instructional
Non-Instructional Operations
3550 Use of School District Vehicles

School District vehicles, other than school buses and vehicles used exclusively for conveying students to and from school programs, may only be used for valid business directly related to the operation and purposes of the School District, including but not limited to:

  • surveying road conditions prior to the school day when there is snow, ice or other inclement weather condition;
  • bus emergencies
  • building emergencies
  • transportation related issues
  • meetings and conferences on matters of interest and importance to the School District
  • travel between School District buildings
  • other School District related purposes as determined by the Superintendent of Schools or designee on a limited term basis.

     

A School District vehicle may not be driven between an employee’s home and work unless the scope of such employee’s employment specifically includes the necessity for such use (e.g., building emergencies, snow days) and the employee receives the approval of the Board of Education for such use.

In no event may School District vehicles be used for personal purposes. Personal guests (e.g., those whose presence is not required for school district business) shall not be permitted to ride in School District vehicles, whether between home and work, or during the work day. No School District vehicle may be taken out of New York State without the prior approval of the Superintendent of Schools or designee.

Any individual who drives a School District vehicle shall have knowledge of and comply with all applicable laws and regulations and Board policies related to the operation of a motor vehicle and use of school facilities and equipment (e.g., no smoking in School District vehicles).

No employee shall use a cell phone while driving a School District vehicle unless such use is by hands-free operation or the employee pulls over to a stop in a safe location prior to such use.

An employee using a School District vehicle shall be solely responsible for the payment of any tickets and fines received by him/her while using a School District vehicle. 

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