2018 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 21 - Transportation
§ 49-6-2114. Tennessee Children with Disabilities Transportation Act.
(a) This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Tennessee Children with Disabilities Transportation Act of 1991."
(1) School districts and other entities entitled by the laws of this state to receive school aid for educational and related services provided by them for children with disabilities shall not be entitled to receive the aid under § 49-10-113, unless a person, in addition to the driver of any motor vehicle or bus utilized for the transportation of the children with disabilities, is designated to check each vehicle or bus at the central bus depot, bus facility or parking area each time the vehicle or bus returns from transporting the children to their respective destinations, to ensure that all children have left the vehicle or bus.
(2) Bus drivers who do not return to a central depot, including drivers, shall have as a part of their employment contract a provision stipulating that all buses will be checked at the end of every run to make sure that no person remains on the bus. The contracting party shall be responsible for supplying the name, address and telephone number of the checker to the local board of education.
(c) The name, address and telephone number of the persons designated to check the bus shall be supplied to the LEA on or before August 1 each year. If the designated persons are changed during the interim period between the annual report, then the name, address and telephone number of the new designee must be submitted during the interim and within ten (10) days of the change in designation.