Bus Driver Training
Bus Drivers are carefully selected from top applicants who must submit to drug/alcohol testing, criminal records checks, and national driving records checks. All drivers are required to obtain a commercial drivers license. Training is completed with sixteen hours of coursework in the classroom and another eighteen hours behind the wheel training. Each school year every driver completes eight hours in service training in areas such as defensive driving, maintenance, behavior management, emergency procedures, first aid, railroad crossings, fire safety and standard operating procedures. Each school also conducts monthly safety meetings with the department to keep drivers informed.