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1 Welcome Otwell District Drivers
Information in this slide show contains confidential information only to be shared with Forsyth County School Bus Drivers for training purposes.

2 Pre-trip & Post-trip Documenting pre-trip & post-trip form:
N/A = not applicable to your bus = properly working = not properly working = repaired Always complete your form at the time you do your pre-trip and post-trip inspection.

3 Radio Transmission & Dispatch Codes

4 What should I radio to base?
I observed during my pretrip inspection that my headlight is not working? No radio transmission to base, indicate on pretrip sheet with an X. Circle the X when repaired after routes. I observed during my pretrip inspection that my eight way system is not working? Yes radio to base and wait for instructions. During my route I came up on an auto accident that was not blocking my lane of travel? No radio transmission to base. ONLY transmit if you are in a rural area and no other cars or people are on the scene. Most everyone now days has a cell phone. Continue with your route. During my route I observed and witnessed an auto accident? Yes, you witnessed it . Call base and report. During my route I have a KK student that has permission to get off the bus without a parent to receive them but tells me they don’t have their key to get in the house. What should I do? Think before you speak. Prepare your transmission in your head for code one. Give only the necessary information. Radio to base: code one, school name, first name of student and their last name initial in alpha code. If base has a question, they will ask you. Don’t supply additional information unless asked to do so by base. Should I radio to base if I need a bus lane attendant or Administrator to my bus in the bus lanes? No radio transmission to base. AM – Sound your horn and activate your hazards upon your arrival to the bus lanes if you need an administrator to your bus.  There is always an administrator or bus lane attendance in the bus lanes to receive students.  No need for radio transmission.  PM – During loading sound your horn and activate your hazards for assistance from an administrator or bus lane attendant.  These efforts are to reduce radio traffic and keep the radio clear for emergencies and necessary transmissions.    

5 Does Garry Puetz ride your bus?

6 Seating Charts Floating students are assigned daily. Assign them to seat 25 noted at the bottom of your seating chart. A floating student should only ride occasionally and be assigned to an open seat that you note daily in your log book.

7 Seating Charts Seating charts can be submitted electronically or hand written. Only assign students that ride your bus. Names should be listed as their legal name as shown on student list. Indicated the name they go by in (parenthesis). List all three names if they go by their middle name. List both hyphenated last names if this applies. Indicate helpers with a capital H to the right of the students name. These are route helpers when you have a sub and emergency evacuation helpers. Indicate am, pm or both of their ridership. Infrequent riders should be listed as floaters. Log their seat assignment daily in your log book. On your seating chart these should be assigned to seat 25. Write these assignments in at the bottom of your chart. Changes can be sent by or hand written indicating the student’s name and new seat assignment. All permanent changes should be reported in a timely manner.

8 TIOS Transportation Information Operating System

9 Seating Chart Entry

10 Boarding Pass

11 Boarding Pass with different route assignments AM & PM

12 Boarding Pass with joint custody

13 Student List include joint custody assignments

14 Student Medical Information

15 Student List

16 Student List The time listed on your student list is the time the student should be at the bus stop. You should service your first stop at the time indicated by your district supervisor for your route. This time should be five minutes after the time listed on your student list. Refer to your am list for authorized students to transport on your am route. If you have a student that boards that is not listed on your student list, get their name, have them sit in the front seat and turn them over to a bus lane attendant/administrator upon your arrival to the bus lanes. Then please send an to your supervisor after your am route requesting direction or an addition to your student list. Refer to your pm list for authorized students to transport on your pm route. Stand at your seat, know who is boarding your bus. When a student boards, refer to your pm student list for authorization and bus stop assignment. If the student is not listed on your student list, activate your hazards and sound your horn for assistance. Inform the bus lane attendant requesting assistance and/or authorization. If an administrator gives you verbal direction to transport this student for one day, log this in your log book. Upon completion of your afternoon route, please send an to your supervisor requesting direction or an addition to your student list. Parent permission letters/notes: Record on your student list then send in upon receipt to be input in our system. These permissions roll over year to year.


18 Model what you expect… Stand at your seat loading and unloading at the schools. Speak to students as they enter and exit. Know who rides your bus. Know their names. Drink only water. Only drink water when your bus is at a complete stop, preferably without students. Do not drink while driving  Be the authority figure on your bus. Build effective relationships. Put your personal phone away during route time. Give your family your supervisors cell number for emergency purposes. We will come relieve you from your route if you are needed for an emergency situation.

19 What do I log in my log book by date?
Individual student behaviors Phone calls Parent notifications Bus discipline form referrals Odd occurrences that you might want to remember in the future. Example: My bus hood was open upon my arrival, yet I found no damage. Journal some good stuff too! 

20 Parent Phone Calls Greeting & Introduction: Hello! My name is Becky Newberry. I am Tobie’s bus driver. This is a courtesy call to you. I would like your help with Tobie on the school bus. Statement of Problem: State the specific problem, including “language or terminology“ used by the student. Relate the problem to the specific safety rule for the bus using safe, orderly and respectful expectations. Information/Consequences: I have already spoken to Tobie about this and have written this incident in my bus log as directed. I have also reassigned her seat to the front of the bus. (state any other action taken) Request for Support: I wanted to let you know about this problem before it becomes more serious and ask for your support in talking with your child about this. Warning for Future Offenses: If the problem continues, the next step will be a written parent notification form sent home to you. Thanks/Closing: Thank you for your cooperation and support. Together, I feel we can resolve this problem.

21 Accidents Any time your bus comes in contact with another vehicle or object you must report it by bus radio at the scene of the accident to dispatch.

22 After reporting an accident…
Retrieve the student list that matches your run. Pull the am list if the accident occurs on the am route, pm list if the accident occurs on the pm route. Begin indicating by check mark, the students that are on the bus at the time of the accident.

23 Student List for Accident Procedure

24 Thank you for doing what you do best!
We are professional and caring employees providing transportation services that protect students, support quality learning and improve the community.

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