4:115 - Bus Warm Up

Policy 4:115

Business and Non-Instructional Operations

Bus Warm Up

  1. Buses are to be started just long enough to complete pre-trip inspection prior to departure.  Buses are not to be started and left unattended prior to departure.
  2. In weather 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, warm up shall be limited to 15 minutes or less prior to departure, and occur outside drop-off/pick-up zones.  If the outside temperature is below –10 Fahrenheit , this restriction on idling time is waived to the extent necessary to warm the bus.
  3.  Bus engines must be turned off upon reaching a school or other destination and the engine must not be turned on until necessary to depart from the school or destination.  Buses must be parked at least 100 feet from a known and active intake system.
  4. Buses will not idle while waiting for students on field trips or extracurricular activities.
  5. All bus drivers will receive a copy of this bulletin at the beginning of each semester.

Adopted: March 20, 2006

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