Special Education Transportation

Transportation Guidance from the Iowa Department of Education

This page includes documents and a contact for Transportation Guidance at the IDOE

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Transportation issues in Special Education: Questions and Answers

If a student has a paraprofessional during the school day for behavioral or health concerns, this provides at least some indication that additional adult supervision is required during transportation. In addition to FERPA training, transportation providers must be adequately trained to implement IEPs of the students with disabilities they transport. If the child's behavior resulting in a bus suspension is not a manifestation of the child's disability, the child may be disciplined as would a child without a disability; however the child remains entitled to a FAPE.

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