This program provides assistance to school districts in the areas of school busing specifications and bidding, fleet management, transportation program evaluation, in-service training programs, and interpretation of state and federal laws and rules and regulations. The Wyoming School Foundation program staff ensure accuracy in the flow of state money utilized to cover allowed pupil transportation costs to local school districts. The annual Wyoming Pupil Transportation Association Conference and Mechanics’ Workshop are coordinated with the Wyoming Pupil Transportation Association through this office.
School Bus Bid Postings
Closes: Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:30PM Mountain
Bid Opening Information:
Bids will be publicly opened in Room 227 on the second floor of the Herschler East Building located at 122 W. 25th Street, Cheyenne Wyoming, at 1:30 PM Mountain on Thursday October 24, 2019.
Kimberly Morrow, Finance Director
Wyoming Department of Education
122 W. 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Excerpt from Wyoming Statute 21-3-131 School bus standards:
(b) Each district shall establish and maintain minimum standards for the operation of school buses, including:
(x) Effective school year 2016-2017, and each school year thereafter, all school buses transporting students to and from school and to and from student activities, as defined under W.S. 21-13-320(b)(i) and (ii), shall be equipped with an external video system and may be equipped with an internal video system. Equipment specifications shall be prescribed by rule and regulation of the department. Recordings or images from a video system installed under this paragraph shall not be a public record under the Wyoming Public Records Act, W.S. 16-4-201 through 16-4-205. Recordings or images may be entered into evidence for a violation of W.S. 31-5-507(a) as provided in W.S. 31-5-507(e) and may be discoverable for other criminal actions. Recordings or images made from a video system under this paragraph shall be destroyed within one (1) year of the date the recording was made.
Revised Bid Forms by Bus Type
Pupil Transportation Advisory Committee
Wyoming Statute 21-13-320(h)(ii) authorizes the Wyoming Pupil Transportation Advisory Committee.
(ii) “Pupil transportation committee” means an advisory committee comprised of school district business managers, student transportation program managers and employees, district superintendents and other district personnel organized by the state department of education to assist the department in developing and maintaining state standards for vehicle specifications and equipment, vehicle fleet regulations and vehicle replacement schedules including the establishment of minimum, average and optimal replacement schedules, as required under this section.
Next Meeting: Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:00-10:00am
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