EEAJ: Motor Vehicle Idling on School Grounds

  • No motor vehicle shall idle unnecessarily on school grounds. The term “school grounds” shall mean in, on, or within 100 feet of the real property of the school whether or not it is in session, and shall include any athletic field, facility, and playground used for school purposes or functions which is owned by the municipality or school district, regardless of proximity to a school building, as well as any parking lot appurtenant to such school athletic field, facility or playground.

    The Falmouth Public Schools shall erect and maintain in a conspicuous location on school grounds “NO IDLING” signage as described below. All such signage shall contain appropriate sized font so as to be visible from a distance of 50 feet.

    NO VEHICLE IDLING

    PENALTIES OF $100 FOR FIRST OFFENSE AND $500

    FOR SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT OFFENSES

    M.G.L. C. 90, § 16b AND 540 CMR 27.00 

    It shall be the responsibility of the school administration to ensure that each school bus driver employed by the Falmouth Public Schools, upon employment and at least once per year thereafter, sign a document acknowledging the receipt of copies of M.G.L. c 90, § 16B and 540 CMR 27.00. Further, transportation vendors who enter into a transportation contract with the District shall furnish the same verification. The prohibitions contained in M.G.L. c 90, § 16B shall be enforced by state or local law enforcement agencies.

     

    LEGAL REFS.:    M.G.L. 71:37H, 90:16B

                            540 CMR 27.00

Last Modified on April 21, 2020