The safe transportation of students, including students with disabilities, is a high priority for every Connecticut school district. This includes the transportation of students who, as part of an individualized education program (IEP), are participating in community-based transition services and employment worksite settings provided by school districts and/or transition/vocational service providers.
On July 28, 2014, Charlene Russell-Tucker, Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut State Department of Education, issued a memorandum to Directors of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services clarifying Connecticut regulations related to the transportation of such students. Connecticut regulations state that all operators and vehicles used to provide transportation for students with an IEP must comply with the statutes/regulations of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
To review a complete copy of this memorandum and a student transportation FAQ, please follow the link below.