It shall be the policy of the Avoyelles Parish School Board to permit the use of school buses for student trips or excursions to enhance instructional activities.  The use of buses for such trips shall be strictly governed by regulations adopted by the Board and/or established by the Superintendent or administrative staff.  All arrangements for any trip or excursion shall be made by the Superintendent or designee. 


Any school or organization may use buses for athletic or activity trips.  The bus operator shall provide proof of appropriate insurance coverage prior to any trip being taken.  In addition, the following guidelines shall also apply to the special use of any school bus:


  1. For activities of an educational nature within the parish, the use of the buses shall be requested by the principal of the school involved and it shall be limited in time so as not to interfere with the regular route to which that bus is assigned.

  2. For educational activities outside the parish, the use of the buses shall be limited to transporting those students who are engaged in representing their school in the principal activity for which the trip is required. The request shall also come from the principal involved.

  3. Approval for the use of the buses shall be requested at a time prior to the trip sufficient for the office staff to evaluate the request and to make the arrangements necessary.  All buses on all occasions shall be driven by a person with a commercial driver's license.  The principal of the school involved shall be held responsible for seeing that the above condition is met.

  4. Reimbursement for usage of all school buses on trips or excursions shall be in accordance with a schedule adopted by the Board.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:158

Board minutes, 3-7-84


Avoyelles Parish School Board