Publication Date

2005

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Saban, Joseph M.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Students--Transportation--Illinois

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to estimate the percentage of Illinois public school districts using vans for student transportation and to identify the purposes and reasons for which vans were used. Survey responses were obtained from 485 public school district superintendents in Illinois. Reasons given for van use included transporting students to or from school, curricular-related activities, interscholastic activities, transporting special education students to or from out-of-district placements, and transporting special education students to or from community activities related to the curriculum. The four highest rated reasons for using vans for student transportation were: vans are less expensive than school buses, vans are a convenient size, districts already own vans, and van drivers are not required to hold school bus permits. The research results seem to suggest that school administrators may not be clear on the state and federal laws governing school use of 15-passenger vans for student transportation, and that safety concerns associated with vans may not be well known.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [85]-90).

Extent

ix, 111 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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