SB 687 Modifies provisions relating to student transportation
Sponsor: Sater
LR Number: 4494S.06T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Education
Last Action: 6/29/2018 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2508
Title: CCS HCS SB 687 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2018
House Handler: Rowland

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CCS/HCS/SB 687 - This act modifies provisions relating to student transportation.

Currently, school districts are required to allocate 1% of moneys received under the school foundation formula to the professional development committee of the district. Under this act, school districts may, by majority vote of the board, allocate less than 1% but no less than .5% when such district is appropriated less than 25% of the allowable costs of providing pupil transportation under the school foundation formula. A school district may appropriate money in such manner until the end of fiscal year 2024. (Section 160.530)

This provision is identical to a provision contained in the truly agreed SS/HCS/HB 1606 (2018).

The act also exempts drivers who are at least 70 years of age or older from the pre-trip inspection portion of the annual CDL skills test in order to retain authority to drive a school bus. (Section 302.272)

This provision is identical to HB 1676 (2018) and HCS/HB 560 (2017), and to a provision contained in the truly agreed SS/HCS/HB 1606 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

The act authorizes the Kansas City Public Schools school board to contract with any municipality, bi-state agency, or other governmental entity to transport high school children. The contract shall be for additional transportation services and shall not replace or fulfill any of the school district's obligations to transport students to and from school. The school district may notify students of the option to use district contracted transportation services. (Section 304.060)

This provision is identical to a provision contained in SCS/HB 1442 (2018), SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), HCB 23 (2018), the truly agreed SS/HCS/HB 1606 (2018), the truly agreed CCS/HCS/SB 743 (2018), HCS#2/SS/SB 704 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

JAMIE ANDREWS