(105 ILCS 5/29-3.5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 29-3.5)
Other use of school buses.
The school board of any school district
may provide transportation services to any non-profit organization for recreational,
educational, and public service programs operated by the organization for
the benefit of its members.
Transportation shall be provided to non-profit organizations during times
when the vehicles used are not
needed for the transportation of students between school and their homes.
The school board shall make
a charge for such transportation in an amount equal to the cost thereof,
which shall include a reasonable
allowance for depreciation of the vehicles used. The school board is authorized
to enter into contracts,
leases, or agreements covering the use of transportation by non-profit organizations.
The school board shall add to the charges made for the use of transportation
a reasonable amount to
cover any increase in insurance premiums incident to the use of transportation
by the organization.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to terminate, either permanently
or temporarily, the
status of the vehicles used by the organization as school buses.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit any
school district to provide transportation services in
competition with any mass transit carrier.
(Source: P.A. 79-656.)