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Training for Annual Bus Stop Driver Assessments November 2013. Georgia Bus Stop Fatalities 2009-2013. x 2. National School Bus Loading And Unloading Survey. 2009-2010 = 5 GA Bus Stop Fatalities 2010-2011 = 2 GA Bus Stop Fatalities 2011-2012 = 2 GA Bus Stop Fatalities

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National School Bus

  • Loading And Unloading Survey
  • 2009-2010 = 5 GA Bus Stop Fatalities
  • 2010-2011 = 2 GA Bus Stop Fatalities
  • 2011-2012 = 2 GA Bus Stop Fatalities
  • 2012-2013 = 2 GA Bus Stop Fatalities

Georgia has Led the Nation for 3 Consecutive Years

are your school bus stops safe
Are Your School Bus Stops Safe?
  • What can you do to know your stops are safe?
  • Pupil Transportation Records Assessment
    • Section 3, item “F”
      • Annual on-board skill assessment is administered
    • GaDOE has not previously provided
      • Specific forms or
      • Defined on-board assessment process
  • GaDOE Annual Bus Stop Driver Assessment provided on 12/17/12
    • Complete tool to score yourself and reverse trend of student fatalities
purpose
Purpose
  • Improve driver performance & learning
    • Drivers should be treated as professionals
      • Purpose is to help them
      • Not a threatening or gotcha process
  • Use annual assessment to improve bus stop safety
    • Identify and resolve any issues with:
      • 1. Safety of bus stop locations
      • 2. Bus drivers carrying out required duties
      • 3. Students executing essential safe behaviors
brief overview
Brief Overview
  • Pre-Assessment Orientation
    • Inform drivers on
      • Areas and items to be observed & assessed
  • On-Board Observation Ride
    • Good score = Official assessment of record
    • Poor score = Extended phase with remediation
      • To be followed w/another assessment observat.
  • Post Observation Conference
    • Required after each extended phase
    • Required after some satisfactory assessments w/limited issues
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Pre-Assessment Orientation
  • Roll out to drivers is critical. They must . . .
    • Not be caught off guard
    • Not be seen as threatening
    • Not be seen as gotcha process
  • Everyone wants the same thing
    • Students to be safe at bus stop and when loading & unloading
      • Fatality history has taught what is required
  • Meet with drivers prior to their assessment
    • Promote driver understanding to get buy-in
      • Essential to success
pre assessment orientation cont d
Pre-Assessment Orientation Cont'd
  • You want your drivers to understand
    • The overall process
    • The scoring guidelines
    • The forms that will be used
      • Provide a copy of the Loading & Unloading scoring forms
  • Ensure drivers have the new Unit 6
    • Internet – http://www.gadoe.org/Finance-and-Business-Operations/Pupil-Transportation/Pages/School-Bus-Safety.aspx
    • Or provide an actual printed copy
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On-Board Assessment Observation Ride
  • You decide who performs ride
    • You
    • Supervisor
    • Trainer
    • Lead bus driver, etc.
  • Whatever works – Find a way!
  • Can be either a morning or afternoon load
    • If AM this year, then maybe PM next year
    • Ride multiple loads if possible in AM or PM
      • Ride – Get off @ school – Ride different load
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On-Board Assessment Observation Ride Cont'd
  • Overall Satisfactory score = Official assessment of record
  • Failure to score overall Satisfactory
    • Extended Phase period
      • Post observation conference
      • Related remedial training
      • Follow-up assessment observation(s)
        • Until driver scores overall Satisfactory
      • Overall Satisfactory score = Becomes official assessment of record
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Post Observation Conference
  • NOT required
    • If driver scores Satisfactory on ALL items
  • IS required to provide clarity & direction
    • If driver has up to 2 Developing scores in area
      • Driver was really good, but not quite perfect
      • Discuss items needing attention
    • If driver scores poorly – Extended Phase
      • Discuss area(s) & item(s) needing improvement
      • Clarify what remedial training will be provided
      • Discuss time frame for corrections
key for scoring items
Key for Scoring Items
  • Place check mark in appropriate space
    • Use N/A as needed
  • Use this key in making scoring decisions:
    • Satisfactory = Meets or exceeds expectations
      • They got it right
    • Developing = Overall meets expectations with limited exceptions
      • They got it right most of the time
    • Needs Improvement = Does not meet expectations
      • They got it wrong
scoring bus stop requirements recommendations
Scoring Bus Stop Requirements/Recommendations
  • Items are based on New Unit 6 material
  • Some items not responsibility of driver
    • Only items with ** count towards driver’s score
  • Needs Improvement score for bus stop items
    • Resolved by Transportation Office
    • Adjust stop, if possible, to improve safety
  • There will be no Developing scores
    • Only Satisfactory or
    • Needs Improvement
scoring driver duties
Scoring Driver Duties
  • Items are based on New Unit 6 material
  • What is the driver doing
    • As they approach the stop?
    • When loading or unloading?
    • When leaving the stop?
  • Score all items in this area
    • Use N/A as needed
    • Use the Scoring Criteria Guide provided
scoring student safe behaviors
Scoring Student Safe Behaviors
  • Items are based on New Unit 6 & School Bus Safety Curriculum
  • Students must execute safe behaviors
    • School Bus Safety Curriculum may or may not be taught in schools
    • Bus driver is teacher, enforcer & reinforcer
      • See and know what students are doing
      • Have duty to ensure students are safe
  • Evaluate driver on Student Safe Behaviors
    • Only if on route/load for 4 weeks
      • Need time to train students
overall assessment score
Overall Assessment Score
  • Satisfactory School Bus Driver Assessment
    • Recommended overall Satisfactory score =
      • Becomes official assessment of record
      • No Needs improvementscores at all or
      • Up to 2 Developingscores in same area
        • (Up to 2 in any or all of 3 areas) =
          • Driver Duties
          • Student Safe Behaviors Door Side
          • Student Safe Behaviors Across the Road
        • Detailed guidance at Post Observation Conference
overall assessment score cont d
Overall Assessment Score Cont'd
  • Extended Phase Assessment Observation
    • Recommended Extended Phase =
      • 3 or more Developingscores in same area
      • 1 or more Needs Improvement scores in anyarea
      • Becomes informal diagnostic assessment
        • Detailed guidance at Post Observation Conf.
        • Followed by related remedial instruction/training
        • Followed by another assessment observation
      • Repeat process until Satisfactory is achieved
        • Final successful assessment becomes official assessment of record
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Overall Assessment Score Cont'd
  • Unsatisfactory School Bus Driver Assess.
    • Recommend overall Unsatisfactory score
      • ONLY if driver fails to remediate in Extended Phase after repeated attempts
        • School system decides how many attempts to retrain, rescore, etc.
      • Becomes official assessment of record
        • Pressure is on you to rehabilitate the driver
        • Stakes are high for driver and for school system
    • So after exhausting all effort . . .
      • Can you keep an Unsatisfactory driver?
summary
Summary
  • You have been provided the resources required to help protect your students
    • School Bus Safety Curriculum
      • Elementary school
      • Middle school
    • New Unit 6 – Loading & Unloading
      • Power Point and narrative for new Unit 6
    • Annual Bus Stop Driver Assessment
      • Instructions & defined process
      • Required forms
      • This PPT to use in training your staff
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Do You Know What is Going On at Your Bus Stops?

  • You Can Make this Happen
  • Help to Protect Your Students!