ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-09-206

Date Created : 06/25/2009

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: Transportation Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Facilities and Transportation - Douglas Eaton, Director
Subject:
School Bus Safety Equipment Pilot Program

Regulatory Authority:
Act 1207 of 2009

Contact Person:
Mike Simmons

Phone Number:
501-682-4264

E-mail:
mike.simmons@arkansas.gov

Act 1207 of 2009 amended Ark. Code Title 6, Chapter 19, Subchapter 1 by establishing a School Bus Safety Equipment Pilot Program. This program was funded by the legislature for $140,000.00 and authorized the Division to institute a grant of equipment program to provide school districts with safety equipment to augment the responsibility of identifying motor vehicle violators who pass a school bus while stopped to load or unload students.

The grant of equipment will be either a video recording device or electronic warning device which will be provided to school districts, based on a competitive grant application, for installation on buses operating on high incident routes, as defined by law. Further explanation of the program is included in the attached grant application form.

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