2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-9-101.1. Inspection of transportation equipment - Official inspector.
A. The board of education of any school district furnishing transportation shall require that all transportation equipment, as defined in paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 9-104 of this title, operated by that school district be inspected once a year by an official inspector, as designated by the State Board of Education, to verify that the transportation equipment is being maintained and operated in accordance with all the requirements of the rules of the State Board of Education and state and federal law. The inspection shall include an examination and test of the brakes, steering, front and rear wheel suspension, exhaust systems, wheels and tires, windshield wipers, horn or warning device, proper adjustment of turn signals, windshield, and other glass and lighting equipment, and if applicable, stop signal arms, and emergency exits and equipment. A record of the inspection shall be maintained by the school district and shall be available for inspection upon request.
B. For purposes of this section, “official inspector” means a person who, by training and experience specified by rule promulgated by the State Board of Education, is eligible to conduct inspections.
C. Failure to comply with subsection A of this section shall result in a loss of state funds to that school district in an amount to be determined by the State Board of Education.
D. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety may perform inspections of all school transportation equipment and inspection records.
Added by Laws 2002, c. 185, § 1. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 439, § 5, eff. July 1, 2008.