School buses are seen by hundreds of people each day. The way you drive, the way you dress, and the way you interact with others may be all some people know about the school district—to them, you are the school district.
- Drivers are responsible to keep their Commercial Driver’s License up to date.
- Check with the transportation office when you have questions.
- Be neat, clean and reflect an appearance of modesty. Your appearance should reflect the fact that you are an employee of the school district.
#Female support staff members may wear dresses, skirts of an appropriate length or slacks with blouses or sweaters. Blouses must have sleeves and outfits should be *neither * low cut nor too tight.
- Shoes should reflect your job task. Only closed heel and closed-toe shoes are appropriate. No sandals or flip flops.
#The driver shall wear the seatbelt at all times while the bus is in motion.
- The driver is to ensure that all students are properly seated and have their seatbelts fastened.
- Unless conducting school transportation business drivers are not to be in the maintenance garage. Ask permission from the mechanics before entering.
- All drivers are expected to check their mailboxes both in the morning and the afternoon.
- Drivers should arrive for their routes before their leave time to provide time for their pre-trip inspections and warm-up of the vehicle
- Drivers must wear District issued ID cards at all times.
- Driver’s hours of service: If you work for another employer remember it is advised that you have 8 consecutive hours of off duty before you can drive the next day.
- Portable electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, smartwatches, radios, etc.) even those with hands-free devices shall not be used while loading and unloading students or while driving. These devices cannot emit any sound or other signals to indicate the device is active. Drivers cannot wear any type of headphones or earbuds.
- No district vehicle is to be used for personal errands.
- Drivers must remain on school grounds throughout the duration of their contracted time.
- Drivers are responsible to fill out a Vehicle Condition Report on a daily basis as part of your Pre Trip which is now to be done through the tablet (In the event that the table is malfunctioning a hard copy of the Vehicle Condition Report must be filled out.
- Drivers must check for sleeping students or items left behind as part of Post Trip and/or Completion of a route segment.
- Drivers must complete mandatory scheduled SafeSchool Training annually (see schedule attached).
Please see links below for “Annual Driver Evaluation Form”, “Dress and Grooming Policy” and “2019-2020 Driver Aide Safeschool Training Form” for your review.