COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS WITH OTHER DISTRICTS AND PUBLIC AGENCIES
Policy No. 4320P
EMERGENCY USE OF EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES
Use of School Buses
In accordance with RCW 28A.160.080 and RCW 28A.160.090, the school buses may be
rented to governmental agencies or local businesses for the purpose of transporting personnel,
supplies, and/or evacuees in the event of an emergency.
Such renting may take place only after the state director of emergency services or any of
his agents so authorized has, at the request of an involved governmental agency, declared
that an emergency exists in a designated area insofar as the need for additional transport
The agency renting the school buses must agree, in writing, to reimburse the school
district for all costs and expenses related to their use and also must provide an indemnity
agreement protecting the district against any type of claim or legal action whatsoever, including
all legal costs incident thereto.
Further, such renting may take place only after all in-school children have been
transported and upon approval of the Blaine School Board. Such renting shall be immediately
relinquished upon demand by a higher authority state agency.
Date: February 23, 2009