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      RS 17:491     



§491. Definitions

            A. As used in this Subpart, the term "school bus operator" means any employee of any city, parish, or other local public school board whose duty it is to transport students in any board school bus or activity bus to and from any school of suitable grade approved by the state Department of Education or to and from any school-related activity. Such employee shall be certified to have participated in any school bus operators instructional program or in-service training provided by the state Department of Education as provided for in R.S. 17:497.4, shall have attained the age of twenty-one years, and shall be certified to have passed any physical examination required by the department. It shall be unlawful for anyone not certified as provided in this Subsection to transport school students to and from any such school.

            B. Employees of city, parish, and other local public school boards who drive buses to colleges or universities may, at the discretion of the employing school board, be exempted from the age requirements provided by this Section but shall meet those age requirements provided in R.S. 17:160.

            Amended by Acts 1960, No. 83, §1; Acts 1980, No. 408, §1; Acts 1981, No. 731, §1; Acts 2012, No. 704, §1, eff. June 11, 2012; Acts 2017, No. 335, §1.

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