TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
SUBCHAPTER e: TRAFFIC SAFETY (EXCEPT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS)
PART 444 MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL BUSES USED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSPORTATION
SECTION 444.5 DEFINITIONS
Section 444.5 Definitions
"Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of the school bus. (Section 12-800 of the Illinois Vehicle Code) [625 ILCS 5/12-800]
"Individualized Education Program (IEP)" means a written statement for an exceptional child that provides at least a statement of the child's present levels of educational performance; annual goals and short-term instructional objectives; specific special education and related services (includes transportation); the extent of participation in the regular education program; the projected dates for initiation of services; anticipated duration of services; appropriate objective criteria and evaluation procedures; and a schedule for annual determination of short-term objectives. The following participants develop the child's IEP:
A representative of the local district, other than the child's teacher, who is authorized to commit services and who is qualified to provide or supervise the provision of special education.
The child's teacher.
One or both of the child's parents or guardians (if possible).
The child, where appropriate.
Other individuals at the discretion of the parent or local district.
"Special Transportation" means those transportation services which are required because of the child's exceptional characteristics or the location of the special education program or related services, and which are in addition to the regular transportation services provided by the local school district.
"Type I School Bus" means a school bus with a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. (Section 12-800 of the Illinois Vehicle Code) [625 ILCS 5/12-800]
"Type II School Bus" means a school bus with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or less. (Section 12-800 of the Illinois Vehicle Code) [625 ILCS 5/12-800]
"Wheelchair Occupant Restraints" means any strap, webbing or similar device designed to secure a person in a wheelchair in order to mitigate the results of any accident, including all necessary buckles and other fasteners, and all hardware designed for installing such restraint in a school bus.
"Wheelchair Securement Anchorages" means the provision for transferring wheelchair securement loads to the vehicle structure. Commonly referred to as fastening devices. (58 FR 4586, January 15, 1993)
"Wheelchair Securement Device" means a strap, webbing or other device used for securing a wheelchair to the school bus, including all necessary buckles and other fasteners. (58 FR 4586, January 15, 1993)
(Source: Added at 18 Ill. Reg. 14800, effective September 20, 1994)