Kan. Admin. Regs. § 91-38-1 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) 'Activity bus" means any bus utilized by a governing body only to transport students to and from school activities as authorized by K.S.A. 72-8301(c)(3), and amendments thereto. An activity bus may be a color other than school bus yellow.
(b) "Bus" means any motor vehicle that is designed for transporting more than 10 passengers in addition to the driver.
(c) "Driver-trainer" means any person who is assigned by a transportation supervisor to provide instruction and training to other school transportation providers, including knowledge of vehicles used to provide student transportation, safe driving practices, emergency procedures, and passenger control. The driver-trainer shall maintain current licensure to operate the largest vehicle about which the driver-trainer is to provide instruction and shall have experience as a school bus driver.
(d) "Governing body" means the local board of education or other entity having authority over a school district.
(e) "Multipurpose passenger vehicle" means a motor vehicle, as defined in K.S.A. 8-126 and amendments thereto, that is designed to transport 10 or fewer persons, in addition to the driver, and that is constructed on a truck chassis.
(f) "School bus" means school bus as defined in K.S.A. 72-8301, and amendments thereto. A school bus may be owned by a school district, a private school, or a private company. The term shall include any van or other vehicle rated by the manufacturer, or having a door label, as a bus.
(g) "School bus driver" means any person employed by a school district or school bus contractor to drive a school bus or activity bus.
(h) "School district" means any unified school district or private school.
(i) "School passenger vehicle" means any passenger car or multipurpose passenger vehicle that is owned or leased by a school district or private individual and is used regularly to provide student transportation on behalf of a school district.
(j) "School passenger vehicle driver" means any person employed by a school district primarily to provide transportation for students in a school passenger vehicle.
(k) "School transportation provider" means either a school bus driver or a school passenger vehicle driver.
(l) "School vehicle" means any activity bus, school bus, or school passenger vehicle.
(m) "Short-term leased vehicle" means any school vehicle that is leased by a school district for a period of 30 or fewer days.
(n) "Substitute driver" means any person who is not assigned to a regular route but is employed to serve as a school transportation provider when necessary due to driver absences or emergencies.
(o) "Transportation supervisor" means a person designated by a governing body to be responsible for transportation activities within a school district.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 91-38-1
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 8-2009; effective July 1,2000; amended March 28, 2003; amended by Kansas Register Volume 36, No. 25; effective July 7, 2017.

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