Ruling Stands: Schools Don’t Have To Supervise Students To, From Campus

May 30, 2014

A court ruling that Arizona schools don't have to supervise students as they go to or from schools is being allowed to stand.

The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to review the Court of Appeals' February ruling in a case involving a young woman who sued a Tucson charter school.

The young woman was a fifth-grader in 2003 when she was struck by a truck at a busy intersection's crosswalk while bicycling home from BASIS School Inc.

She sued in 2013 after she turned 18.

Her suit alleged the school was negligent because it didn't have a crossing guard at the intersection.

However, the Court of Appeals' ruling said schools don't have a general legal obligation to protect students while they're away from school or not on a school-supervised activity.