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Guidelines and Regulations

15 Passenger Vans

Certified Bus/Chassis Manufacturers

Certified Retarders (Secondary Braking Systems) 

Child Restraint Systems on School Bus

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Colorado Child Passenger Safety Law

Colorado Minimum Standards Governing School Transportation Vehicles 1 CCR 301-25

Colorado Operations, Maintenance and Annual Inspection Rules for School Transportation Vehicles 1 CCR 301-26

Commercial Driver Manual 2016

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


Mountain Driving

Qualification Files

Record Retention

Registered Used Bus Dealers


Rules Concerning the Implementation of the Safe Routes to School Program 2 CCR 601-19

Rules Governing Authorized Service Vehicles on Public Streets, Highways, and Roadways 2 CCR 601-20

Special Education


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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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