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Parents/guardians are required to provide a wheelchair that is suitable for transportation. A wheelchair must have the following:

  • A restraining belt that is attached to the wheelchair for securing the student in the chair, the belt should be of auto quality
  • Functioning and properly maintained brakes
  • Appropriate trunk support and working footrests
  • Powered wheelchairs must utilize spill proof batteries 

The Driver and Assistant will secure the wheelchair inside the bus. Transportation of wheelchairs, which cannot be secured to the bus, may be denied.

The District complies with current industry standards in transporting students in wheelchairs and therefore lap trays will be removed and stored for transport. Parent/Guardians should consult the wheelchair manufacturer's manual regarding the suitability of using the wheelchair to transport the student. Please direct questions about the transportation of wheelchairs and other special equipment to the Transportation Department (480) 642-1540 ext. 7916.