No Idling Policy
Purpose: To eliminate all unnecessary idling of all motor vehicles on school property. This will effectively reduce exposure of students and the community to harmful exhaust fumes, conserve fuel, reduce green house emissions, and prolong engine life. This policy is designed to exceed standards of the PA state no-idling law put into place February 6, 2009.
1. Upon arrival at school loading zone, drivers will turn off engines and not restart them until time to depart. All buses should be loaded and doors closed before engines are started. Buses will not idle while waiting for students to depart or return from field trips, events or any trips on or off the school grounds.
2. Loading zones should be 100 feet from air intakes, doors or windows.
3. Service and delivery vehicles will not idle on school grounds.
4. Visiting school buses will not idle on school grounds. Drivers should stay with their team or group.
5. All vehicles upon entering school property are included in this program and will not idle on school grounds.
1. To provide for the safety of occupants, such as in the case of extreme hot or cold conditions that would require the use of heat or air conditioning.
2. When special traffic, safety or emergency situations arise.
3. When the bus engine is required to run to operate special equipment for disabled passengers.
4. In the case of extreme cold weather that would require the warm-up of an engine before moving.