In 2002 and 2008, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) encouraged districts to review their existing Unusually Hazardous Transportation (UHT) Plans. If your district has reconfigured grade levels, built new schools, increased in population (new subdivisions) or modified community traffic flow patterns, it is recommended that you review your current UHT plan.
There is no statutory requirement for districts to review plans, but it is suggested that districts have a review cycle. A UHT plan has three components:
- A detailed map and explanation of why an identified area is hazardous;
- a letter from the county sheriff approving the plan; and
- minutes from a school board meeting approving the plan.
Approved UHT plans allow districts to claim students transported under two miles during the school year. UHT plans are not applicable to summer school transportation.