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Pennsylvania Laws Regarding Student Transportation Contract Bids

8/1/2012| Reference Number : 15.0| School Bus | Contract negotiation | | Return|

With a New Year often come changes and challenges in running your business. One such new challenge for 2013 is the Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training Act. January 2, 2013 was the official effective date for the recently enacted law governing mandatory child abuse recognition and reporting training. The new Pennsylvania law (1084, No. 126 Cl. 24 Session of 2012 amendment of the Public School Code of 1949 Section 1205.6) mandates that all school entities and independent contractors of school entities provide certain training to all employees, who have direct contact with children. Direct contact with children has been defined as “the possibility of care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children.” This, as you have correctly deduced, means all bus drivers and aides (and any other employee with direct child contact).

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