Agency as used in this regulation means a Head Start or Early Head Start or
delegate agency unless otherwise designated.
Agency Providing Transportation Services means an agency providing
transportation services, either directly or through another arrangement with a
private or public transportation provider, to children enrolled in its Head
Start or Early Head Start program.
Allowable Alternate Vehicle means a vehicle designed for carrying eleven or
more people, including the driver, that meets all the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards applicable to school buses, except 49 CFR 571.108 and
Bus monitor means a person with specific responsibilities for assisting the
driver in ensuring the safety of the children while they ride, board, or exit
the vehicle and for assisting the driver during emergencies.
Child Restraint System means any device designed to restrain, seat, or
position children that meets the current requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard No. 213, Child Restraint Systems, 49 CFR 571.213, for children
in the weight category established under the regulation, or any device designed
to restrain, seat, or position children, other than a Type I seat belt as
defined at 49 CFR 571.209, for children not in the weight category currently
established by 49 CFR 571.213.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) means a license issued by a State or other
jurisdiction, in accordance with the standards contained in 49 CFR part 383, to
an individual which authorizes the individual to operate a class of commercial
Delegate Agency means a local public or private not-profit or for-profit
agency to which a Head Start or Early Head Start agency has delegated all or
part of its responsibility for operation of a Head Start program.
Early Head Start Agency means a public or private non-profit or for-profit
agency or delegate agency designated to operate an Early Head Start program
pursuant to Section 645A of the Head Start Act.
Early Head Start Program means a program of services provided by an Early
Head Start Agency funded under the Head Start Act.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) means the National Highway and
Traffic Safety Administration's standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle
equipment (49 CFR part 571) established under section 30111 of Title 49, United
Fixed route means the established routes to be traveled on a regular basis by
vehicles that transport children to and from Head Start or Early Head Start
program activities, and which include specifically designated stops where
children board or exit the vehicle.
Head Start Agency , means a local public or private non-profit or for-profit
agency designated to operate a Head Start program pursuant to Section 641 of the
Head Start Act.
Head Start Program means a program of services provided by a Head Start
agency or delegate agency and funded under the Head Start Act.
National Driver Register means the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration's automated system for assisting State driver license officials
in obtaining information regarding the driving records of individuals who have
been denied licenses for cause; had their licenses denied for cause, had their
licenses canceled, revoked, or suspended for cause, or have been convicted of
certain serious driving offenses.
National Standards for School Buses and School Bus
Operations means the
recommendations resulting from the Eleventh National Conference on School
Transportation, May 1990, published by the National Safety Council, Chicago,
Reverse beeper means a device which automatically sounds an intermittent
alarm whenever the vehicle is engaged in reverse.
School Bus means a motor vehicle designed for carrying 11 or more persons
(including the driver) and which complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards applicable to school buses.
Seat Belt Cutter means a special device that may be used in an emergency to
rapidly cut through the seat belts used on vehicles in conjunction with child
State means any of the several States of the United States, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the
United States, or any agency or instrumentality of a State exclusive of local
Transportation Services means the planned transporting of children to and
from sites where an agency provides services funded under the Head Start Act.
Transportation services can involve the pick-up and discharge of children at
regularly scheduled times and pre-arranged sites, including trips between
children's homes and program settings. The term includes services provided
directly by the Head Start and Early Head Start grantee or delegate agency and
services which such agencies arrange to be provided by another organization or
an individual. Incidental trips, such as transporting a sick child home before
the end of the day, or such as might be required to transport small groups of
children to and from necessary services, are not included under the term.
Trip routing means the determination of the fixed routes to be traveled on a
regular basis for the purpose of transporting children to and from the Head
Start or Early Head Start program or activities.
[66 FR 5311, Jan. 18, 2001, as amended at 71 FR 58535, Oct. 4, 2006]