It is the policy of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, the
Amherst School Committee and the Pelham School Committee to provide
school bus transportation with sufficient seating and, therefore, not
require students to remain standing. To this end, the following actions
shall be taken annually:
In projecting seating requirements for the opening of schools, the
best estimates available will be used to determine the number of
students needing school bus transportation. Should the opening of
school result in students standing in any bus due to the lack of
seating, the school administration shall take immediate steps to provide
seats for these students as quickly as possible. This may include, but
not be limited to, the reallocation of students among bus routes.
Should no other remedy be available other than the addition of another
bus, the Regional School Committee shall be immediately notified of this
by the Superintendent.
Should any change occur in the student population during the school
year, or other condition, result in students standing on a bus, the
school administration will also take similar steps to resolve this
matter as quickly as possible.
Region Voted to Approve: 5/28/96
Amherst Voted to Approve:
Pelham Voted to Approve:
Effective Date: 5/28/96