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									                         STATE OF ARKANSAS


    DIVISION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES and
                     TRANSPORTATION


                              Act 1207
             School Bus Safety Equipment Pilot Program



                          Application Form




                   SUBMITTAL DEADLINE May 10, 2010




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                    Act 1207 School Bus Safety Equipment Pilot Program


I. Program Goal:

        The goal of the School Bus Safety Equipment Grant Pilot Program is to provide school
        districts with video recording devices or other electronic warning devices for school buses
        that travel on high incident routes.

II. Application Process:
    A. A school district may apply to the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
       Transportation for a grant for a video recording device or other electronic warning devices for
       school buses that travel on high incident routes.

    B. The Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation shall award a grant of
       equipment to a school district to improve the safety of school bus transportation to the school
       district applicants that are most in need. The Division will prioritize district applications
       using a point system to score each district with (0) to (100) points possible for the following
       factors:
       (1) The number of high incident routes (60 points);
       (2) The number of school bus routes (10 points);
       (3) The type of roads (10 points);
       (4) The number of students transported on school buses (10 points);
       (5) The size of the school district (10 points).

III. Definitions:

   (1) “Electronic warning device” means a nine inch by twenty-four inch (9” x 24”) electronic
       driver alert sign that uses a light-emitting diode (LED) screen and is to be mounted between
       the two (2) windows of the rear emergency exit door on a Type C bus or immediately below
       the rear emergency exit window on a Type D bus;

    (2) “High incident route” means a school bus route that has been identified by the school district
        or the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation as having a history
        of repeated and verified incidents of operators of motor vehicles illegally passing the school
        bus during the loading or unloading of passengers on the school bus route in violation of §
        27-51-1004; and

   (3) (A) “Video recording device” means a device that includes at least one (1) video
       camera and a data recording device that is installed on a school bus to capture video or digital
       images of a violation of § 27-51-1004.

        (B) A video recording device that is issued under this section shall have specifications and
        features that allow it to capture video or digital images of at least two (2) of the following:
                (i) The motor vehicle;
                (ii) The operator of the motor vehicle; or
                (iii)The license plate on the motor vehicle.

IV. Submission Requirements:

        All applications for the School Bus Safety Equipment Grant Pilot Program shall be
        postmarked or received, via first class mail return receipt requested or via stamped receipt of
        hand delivery, to Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation, 501
        Woodlane St., Suite 311 South, Little Rock, AR 72201, no later than 4:30 pm on May 10,
        2010.
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                        Act 1207 School Bus Safety Equipment Pilot Program


                                        Act 1207
                       School Bus Safety Equipment Pilot Program
                                   Application Form

                                Date Prepared:

                                Part A: District Contact Information
A.1.District Name:

A.2. District LEA:                        A.3. County:

A.4. Address:
A.5. Superintendent:
A.6. Superintendent phone:
A.7. Contact person other than superintendent:
Name:                                                        Title:
Phone:                                                       Email:
                                    Part B: Determining Factors
B.1. Number of high incident routes (Percent of high incident route roads): (Total should equal 100%)
B.2. Types of roads in high incident routes:
City streets (two lane):                                   City streets (multi lane):
Rural routes, state hwy (two lane):                        Rural routes, state hwy (multi lane):
Rural routes, county road (two lane):                      Rural routes, county road (multi lane):
B.3. Number of school bus routes:
B.4. Type of roads (Percent of district transportation roads): (Total should equal 100%)
City streets (two lane):                                   City streets (multi lane):
Rural routes, state hwy (two lane):                        Rural routes, state hwy (multi lane):
Rural routes, county road (two lane):                      Rural routes, county road (multi lane):
B.5. Number of students transported on school buses:
B.6. Size of district (square miles):
B.7. Number of bus passing incidents reported to local authorities in past (12) months:
                                Part C: Type of Device Requested
Please Check the Requested Device:

C.1.      Video Recording Device

C.2.      Electronic Warning Device
Note: The Division reserves the right to select the grant equipment based on the
evaluation criteria.



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