Idling School Buses and School-Owned Vehicles on School Grounds
Please click the following link and read the New York State Commissioner’s Regulations 156.3(h) and Chapter 670 of the Laws of 2007 enacted section 3637 of Education Law: Anti-idling Law and Regulations.
These laws require that all school districts ensure that every driver of a school bus or other school vehicle turn off the engine of the vehicle while waiting for passengers to load or off load. The law requires the Commissioner of Education to promulgate regulations requiring school districts to minimize, to the extent practicable, the idling of school vehicles. It provides for certain exceptions when necessary for heating, mechanical or emergency circumstances. It also requires school districts to annually provide to school personnel a notice of the provisions of the law and regulations.