Driving - Volunteering - Chaperoning Instructions

As a driver for a class field trip the driver of a private vehicle must:

¨ Have a valid driver's license (copy on file in the school office)

¨ Be over the age of 21 (preferably 25)

¨ Have proof of adequate insurance (minimum requirements are:  $100,000/$300,000 Liability AND Uninsured Motorist, $50,000 Property Damage and $5,000 Medical) A copy of current insurance declaration page showing vehicles insured, coverage's and date coverage good through must be on file in the school office.

¨ Have one seatbelt per passenger

¨ Have appropriate car seat for young/underweight children as required by law (see below)

¨ The vehicle needs to be validly registered and meet safety requirements

¨ You must also have completed all "Safe Environment" requirements listed below.

Safe Environment Requirements for volunteering, chaperoning and driving on class field trips:

¨ All volunteers or chaperones must have completed the on-line "Protecting God's Children" course.  The office needs to have on file a copy of your "Certificate of Completion"**

¨ Fingerprints need to be cleared through the Diocese of Stockton

¨ Code of Conduct form need to be signed and on file in the school office (click here to download form).


** The Diocese charges the school $5 for each person who logs in to take the on line "Protecting God's Children" course. For more information please stop by the school office.

California Law (Effective 01/01/2012):

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. 

Children under the age of 8 who are 4' 9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat. 

Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt. 

Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law. 

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Also, seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers.

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