Sec. 456.75 - Violation Criteria for Special Education School Buses

ยง 456.75. Violation Criteria for Special Education School Buses

Special education school buses are subject to the inspection requirements of Section 456.60 and the following:

a) Lifts and Ramps:

1) OUT-OF-SERVICE - does not operate properly; does not meet requirements (refer to 92 Ill. Adm. Code 445.Appendix A or Appendix B(b)); lift operates when door is closed.

2) WARNING - non-skid material for ramp or lifts missing or defective.

b) Seating (Monitor or Aide Use Only):

3-DAY - damaged, not securely mounted, folding chair is present; barrier is not present in front of aide's seat and no seat safety belt is provided; no letter of approval from the CVSS is provided.

AGENCY NOTE: All exceptions must be approved by the Division.

c) Special Light:

WARNING - missing; does not operate properly at special service door area; broken lens.

d) Special Service Door:

1) 3-DAY - defective door handle or latch; binding; will not close properly.

2) WARNING - does not operate or seal properly; does not meet requirements (refer to 92 Ill. Adm. Code 445.Appendix A or Appendix B(f)); audible or visible alarm does not work or is missing.

e) Wheelchair Occupant Restraints:

1) OUT-OF-SERVICE - missing; broken; for buses manufactured on or after January 17, 1994, each wheelchair location that transports a student in a wheelchair is not equipped with:

A) At least one anchorage for the upper end of the upper torso restraint;

B) At least 2 floor anchorages for wheelchair occupant pelvic and upper torso restraint; and

C) At least one wheelchair occupant pelvic and one upper torso restraints.

2) WARNING - damaged; not securely fastened.

f) Wheelchair Securement Anchorages:

OUT-OF-SERVICE - for buses manufactured prior to January 17, 1994, anchorages are not provided and attached to the floor, walls, or both, that will securely hold wheelchair in position in bus; for buses manufactured on or after January 17, 1994, each wheelchair location is not equipped with forward-facing anchorages (2 in the front and 2 in the rear of the chair); anchorages are broken or damaged.

(Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 12941, effective June 4, 2014)

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