THE REVISED SCHOOL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1976
380.1333 Transportation of senior citizens, retired or disabled persons, or members of nonprofit organization to activities, events, or outings; cost; transportation of persons other than pupils to school-sponsored events; fee; insurance; priority; purchase of additional school buses; agreement; definition; rules.
(1) Pursuant to an agreement made under subsection (4), the board of a school district may permit the use of a school bus, which is not otherwise being used for school purposes, by an organization or group for purposes of transporting senior citizens or retired or disabled persons, or by a nonprofit organization for purposes of transporting its members, to or from an activity, event, or outing, if the board determines that suitable or economically feasible public or private transportation is not available for this purpose. Mileage, insurance, and other costs may be paid by the group or organization or may be waived by the board of the school district.
(2) The board of a school district may permit the use of a school bus for the purposes of transporting persons other than pupils to school-sponsored events. The board may collect a fee for transporting persons other than pupils to or from school-sponsored events to cover expenses for the trips involved. Insurance to indemnify the school district, its officers, or employees against liability for damages arising out of the use of school buses shall be obtained before persons other than pupils are transported and fees charged. The pupils of the district should be given first priority for any transportation furnished by the board.
(3) The board of a school district shall not purchase additional school buses for the sole purpose of implementing this section.
(4) A local unit of government, including a city, county, village, or township, may enter into an agreement with a board of a school district within its area for the use of school buses to transport senior citizens or retired or disabled persons or members of a nonprofit organization, subject to the same terms and conditions provided in subsection (1).
(5) As used in this section, “nonprofit organization” means any 1 of the following:
(a) A corporation organized under the nonprofit corporation act, Act No. 162 of the Public Acts of 1982, being sections 450.2101 to 450.3192 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(b) A corporation to which the nonprofit corporation act applies as provided in sections 121 and 123 of Act No. 162 of the Public Acts of 1982, being sections 450.2121 and 450.2123 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(c) A group, society, organization, or association organized to carry out any lawful purpose not involving pecuniary profit or gain for its officers, trustees, or members.
(6) The state board shall promulgate rules to implement this section.
History: 1976, Act 451, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 1977
Am. 1980, Act 277, Imd. Eff. Oct. 8, 1980
Am. 1982, Act 306, Imd. Eff. Oct. 13, 1982
Am. 1989, Act 159, Eff. Mar. 13, 1990
Popular Name: Act 451
Admin Rule: R 340.231 et seq. of the Michigan Administrative Code.
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