Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
Guidance Document Information
Title Virginia School Bus Specifications
Document ID Transportation
Summary These Specifications define certain, but not all, components required on a school bus (body and chassis) purchased by Virginia public school divisions. Any variation from the Specifications, in the form of additional equipment or changes in style of equipment, without prior approval of the Pupil Transportation Service, Department of Education, is prohibited. The responsibility for compliance with these school bus Specifications rests with dealers and manufacturers. If any dealers or manufacturers sell school bus vehicles that do not conform to any or all of these Specifications, a general notice will be sent to all school divisions advising that equipment supplied by such dealer or manufacturer will be disapproved for school transportation until further notice.
Effective Date 5/30/2019
pdf View document text     Posted On 10/1/2023                 Document on Town Hall
Explanation or Citations Article VIII, § 4, Constitution of Virginia; §§ 22.1-176, 22.1-177, 22.1-178, 22.1-181, and 22.1-186

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The changes to the Virginia School Bus Specifications were developed in consultation with the Department’s Specifications Committee, which is comprised of pupil transportation representatives from school divisions across the state, the Virginia State Police, school bus manufacturers, and Virginia sc.... 4/29/2019 Forum ended on 5/29/2019 with 0 Comments.

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