ILLINOIS REGISTER 7634
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
1) A school bus driver shall use the school bus crossing arm whenever the
bus stops to allow students to enter or leave the bus. The driver shall
allow sufficient space for the full extension of the crossing arm without
infringing on other vehicles, other obstacles, the pedestrian crosswalk, or a
cross street. However, a driver may omit using the crossing arm at school
loading areas where school buses are parked bumper to bumper or when
extending the crossing arm would impede pedestrians' crossing, extend
into the adjacent cross street, or collide with another object or vehicle.
2) A school bus driver shall report to the affected school district any instance
when the crossing arm cannot be used as required. School districts shall
use this information in evaluating school bus routes and pickup and
dropoff points. Districts shall retain these records in a manner consistent
with their retention policies applicable to other records.
3) A school bus shall not be used if its crossing arm is found to be inoperable
during the pre-trip inspection, or if the crossing arm has malfunctioned
and has not yet been repaired.
4) If a crossing arm malfunctions while the school bus is carrying students,
the driver shall note the stop where the malfunction first occurs and may
complete the route if permitted to do so by local board policy.
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. ______, effective ____________)
Section 1.530 Health Services
a) Each school shall maintain records for each student that reflect compliance with
the examinations and immunizations prescribed by Section 27-8.1 of the School
Code and the applicable rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public
Health at 77 Ill. Adm. Code 665 (Child Health Examination Code).
1) School districts shall, by November 15 of each school year, report to the
State SuperintendentBoard of Education the number of students who have
received the necessary health examinations and immunizations, the
number of students who are not exempt and have not received the
necessary health examinations and immunizations, and the number of
students exempt from the health examination and immunization
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