Amends GS 115C-242 to add the requirement that local school administrative units provide instruction in school bus safety to all students at least twice every school year. Requires local school administrative units to report annually to the Department of Public Instruction detailing the instruction provided to students. Replaces the term pupil with student.
Requires the Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, to study procedures to increase the safety of children boarding and exiting school buses. Requires a report on findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee by January 15, 2016.
Applies beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Bill H 489 (2015-2016)Summary date: Apr 2 2015 - View summary