Transportation Safety Plan

Assembly Bill 1297 was authored by Assembly Member Morrow and signed into law by the Governor, October 6, 1997. This law went into effect January 1, 1998, and is as follows:

Section 39831.1 of the Education Code: “The county superintendent of schools, the superintendent of a school district, a charter school or the owner or operator of a private school that provides transportation to or from a school or school activity shall prepare a transportation safety plan containing procedures for school personnel to follow to ensure the safe transport of pupils. The plan shall be revised as required.”

The law also requires that a copy of the plan is retained at each school site subject to the plan and that this plan is made available upon request to an officer of the Department of the California Highway Patrol. The San Marcos Unified School District is committed to the safety of children and following procedure shall be followed.

It is the District’s intent to educate the staff, students and our community of the changes and requirements of this law. It is imperative that each school site administrator takes time to familiarize themselves with this law and that they educate their staff, students, and communities on the specifics of this law and its requirements.

If you or any of your staff, students or community has questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Transportation office at (760) 290-2670. 

SMUSD Transportation Safety Plan.pdf