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A Walking Tour …. Bus Driver Authorization. Page 1. There are many requirements to obtain and maintain an authorization. Bus Driver Requirements. Bus Driver Authorization. Page 2. Continuing Requirements Driver l icense Inservice training First aid t raining Annual disclosure

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A walking tour

A Walking Tour…


Bus driver authorization

Bus Driver Authorization

Page 1

There are many requirements to obtain and maintain an authorization.

Bus Driver Requirements


Bus driver authorization1

Bus Driver Authorization

Page 2

Continuing Requirements

Driver license

Inservice training

First aid training

Annual disclosure

Physical ability

Medical card

Bus Driver Requirements


Refusing to submit

Refusing to Submit

Page 7

Drug & alcohol testing

Bus Driver Requirements


Refusing to submit1

Refusing to Submit

Page 7

Drug & alcohol testing

Positive Tests

Refusal to test

Walking out on test

Marijuana

Bus Driver Requirements


School district employee

School District Employee

Page 8

Requirements

Follow the policies

Follow the procedures

Bus Driver Requirements


Pre post trip

Pre & Post Trip

Page 16

Requirements

Items secured in driver compartment?

Check for students.

Bus Driving Requirements


Student seating

Student Seating

Page 17

Critical elements of

compartmentalization

Bus Driving Requirements


Loose items

Loose Items

Page 19

These become projectiles during sudden stops.

Bus Driving Requirements


Strobe lights

Strobe Lights

Page 19

Know the

allowable

uses.

Bus Driving Requirements


Loading unloading

Loading & Unloading

Page 29

Danger Zones

How many feet

around the bus???

Bus Driving Requirements


Defensive driving

Defensive Driving

Page 37

Rail Grade Crossings

There are consequences for failure to stop.

Know the exceptions!

Bus Driving Requirements


Summary

Summary

Keep credentials current

Avoid positive drug & alcohol tests

Know policies and procedures

Post-trip check for students


Summary1

Summary

Understand compartmentalization

Use strobes lights properly

Know your danger zones

Perform required rail grade stops


Evaluation

Evaluation

Identify the three (3) credentials a bus driver must keep current.

Current ,valid, and appropriate driver license

Current, valid first aid card

Current, valid medical examiner’s certificate


Evaluation1

Evaluation

Describe the result of a refusal to submit to drug and alcohol testing.

Refusal to submit to testing is reported to DOL and is treated as a positive test.

The CDL is disqualified and the driver is subject to potential revocation of their bus driver authorization .


Evaluation2

Evaluation

Explain the difference between board policy and department procedure.

Board policies are based on federal and state laws, statutes and regulations.

Department procedures describe the “way” or “manner” that school board policy is put into practice.


Evaluation3

Evaluation

Describe the danger of not checking for students left on the bus.

Depending on district policy, leaving a student on a school bus could lead to termination.


Evaluation4

Evaluation

Name three (3) critical elements of bus seat compartmentalization.

Critical elements to compartmentalization include:

padding on the back of the seats

construction standards for the seats

height of the seat backs


Evaluation5

Evaluation

Describe two ways loose items in the driver compartment can be a distraction to a bus driver

Loose items can

fall and distract the the driver.

become projectiles in the event of a sudden stop/collision.

roll down and get under foot controls.


Evaluation6

Evaluation

Explain the proper use of strobe lights.

Use only when students are onboard and inclement/sight obscuring conditions exist.

The WAC prohibits the use of the strobe solely because of darkness.


Evaluation7

Evaluation

Name the two primary danger zones. How many feet from the bus is considered the danger zone?

Danger Zones:

front of the bus

right side of the bus

12 foot area around all sides


Evaluation8

Evaluation

Explain consequences for failure to stop at a rail grade crossing.

Aticket will result in CDL suspension for 60 days.

A CDL suspension is a disqualifying condition and will result in the revocation of the school bus driver authorization.


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