HB 606 - Under this act, any school board in the state may contract with any municipality to provide primary transportation services to school children in ninth through twelfth grade. Such contract shall require the presence of an adult supervisor who is approved by the school board on any municipal vehicle while such vehicle is transporting children.
Any time such vehicle is transporting children, the vehicle shall include a section of seating designated solely for use by children.
School bus drivers employed by a municipality, or any other entity under contract with the school district, shall be subject to a criminal background check.
School districts are prohibited from utilizing autonomous or self-driving school buses to transport students.
This act is similar to HB 1366 (2018), HB 888 and SB 369 (2017).