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Safety Instructions, Drills and Presentations

In accordance with the California Vehicle Code, Education Code, and School Board Policy, the Transportation Services Department will provide the following:
1. Prior to the departure on any school activity trip, the driver of the school bus shall give safety instructions, including but not limited to, the location of emergency exits and emergency equipment.
2. At least once each year, all pre-kindergarten through eighth grade pupils who receive home-to-school transportation shall receive safety instruction in proper loading and unloading procedures, including escort by the school bus driver, proper passenger conduct, bus evacuation, and location of emergency equipment.
3. At least once each year, the Transportation Services Department will schedule a mock earthquake drill and dispatch a school bus to each school site to provide communication in the event of the loss of the phone system.