Parent Volunteer Driver Requirements and Registration
Your willingness to use your vehicle to transport students on a school-related outing is very much appreciated. To ensure the safety of all students, volunteer drivers must meet the following requirements when driving their own vehicle:
- Have a valid Driver’s License, and be at least 21 years of age,
- Not have received more than one moving violation in the past 12 months, or more than two in the last 36 months.
- Not have received any DUI violations (driving under the influence of alcohol or drug),
- No felony convictions involving the use of a motor vehicle.
- Drive a safe vehicle with functioning safety restraints.
- Have insurance coverage with a minimum of:
- $100,000 per person/ $300,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, ($500,000 for vehicle with more than 5 passengers)
- $50,000 property damage per occurrence
- $5,000 per person for medical payment
If you fulfill these safety requirements, you may proceed with this application.
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
I certify the above information is correct and the insurance coverage on the above vehicle is in force. I further certify that the above vehicle is mechanically safe. I understand that I must have liability insurance coverage in force and agree to advise the School, in writing, of any changes in the above information.
I will respect all current traffic laws. I understand that when driving my own vehicle on school related business, including field trips, and I am involved in an accident, my insurance is used first. The school insurance policy would be used only if my policy limits have been exceeded. The Children’s House at Serenbe does not cover, nor is responsible for, comprehensive and collision damage to my vehicle.
I have read and understood the Volunteer Driver Requirements and the Field Trip Policy.
The Children’s House at Serenbe Field Trip Policy
Field Trip Policy Regarding Carpools and Child Passenger Restraints
The Georgia law requires all children younger than age 8 to use a booster seat, with an exemption for those younger than 8 that are at least 4 feet and 9 inches tall, and weigh at least 40 pounds. Thank you for volunteering and for helping us to support safe practices!
Adult seat belts can be dangerous to a child. Booster seats lift the child up, making the safety belt fit CORRECTLY and COMFORTABLY. Booster seats must be used in conjunction with the vehicle's lap and shoulder belt. The booster seat raises the child so that the vehicle lap and shoulder belt can be positioned properly, and the child's knees can bend naturally. There are two common types of car booster seats to use depending on the car:
High-Back Booster Seat: If the car's back seat is lower than the child's ears, use this high back booster seat to help protect the child's head and neck.
Backless Booster Seat: If the car's seat back is higher than the child's ears, you can use a backless booster seat.
To be both in compliance with state law and to ensure the safety of all children while preserving the richness to the program that field trips provide, The Children’s House has adopted the following policy:
When going on a field trip using carpools, all children under 8 years old must be seated in an appropriate child passenger restraint (car seat or booster seat) that their parents must provide. No exceptions will be made. In order to prevent head and neck injury, volunteer drivers will be responsible to check that when using a backless booster seat, the child’s ears are lower that the top of the car’s seat back.
Please note that, for practical reasons, all safety seats or booster seats must be labeled with the child’s name. Thank you for your help in supporting and cooperating with this policy.
The Children’s House at Serenbe