Policy EEADB - Use of Private Vehicle for School Business


The board recognizes the need for some school employees to use their own automobiles for school purposes regularly or occasionally. To safeguard the district, employees, and students in matters of liability, particularly as this relates to an employee transporting a student or students, the following policy shall be observed:

  1. To use a private vehicle for school purposes, the employee must have the permission of the principal or his or her designee.
  2. This permission may be in the form of a standing written permit for employees who use their own cars regularly for school purposes. The permit shall state the particular purpose and whether it includes transportation of students.
  3. For all special trips involving students, including field trips, special permission must be obtained from the principal and from parents in advance of the trip.

Employees so authorized to use their cars for school business purposes shall be provided secondary liability coverage by the district.

The district shall assume no responsibility for liability in case of accident unless the employee has the authorization described above.

The board specifically forbids any employee to transport students for school purposes without prior authorization by the principal or his/her designee. All state laws concerning the transporting of students in private vehicles shall be adhered to in the district.

No students shall be sent on school errands with his or her own automobile, an employee's automobiles, or a district-owned vehicle.


LEGAL REF: 121.555 Wisc. Statute

Administrative Regulation 3722.1

Initial Adoption: 12/08/97
Final Adoption: 01/05/98

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