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1 A Walking Tour …. 2 Group # TOPIC ASSIGNMENTS PAGE 1 Describe the credentials you must keep current for your school bus Authorization. (Continuing Requirements)

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1 1 A Walking Tour …

2 2 Group # TOPIC ASSIGNMENTS PAGE 1 Describe the credentials you must keep current for your school bus Authorization. (Continuing Requirements) 2 2 Describe the consequences of refusing to submit to Drug and Alcohol Testing. 7 3 Describe the difference between Policies and Procedures. 8 4 Describe the importance of checking for students during Post-trip Inspection Describe compartmentalization of Student Seating Describe the concern about Loose Items in the driver compartment Describe the allowable Use of Strobe Lights Describe the Danger Zones Consequences for failure to perform a required stop at a Rail Grade Crossing. 37

3 Page 6 Bus Driver Authorization There are many requirements to obtain and maintain an authorization. Page 1 3 Bus Driver Requirements

4 Page 6 Bus Driver Authorization Continuing Requirements Driver license Inservice training First aid training Annual disclosure Physical ability Medical card Page 2 4 Bus Driver Requirements

5 Page 6 Refusing to Submit Drug & alcohol testing Page 7 5 Bus Driver Requirements

6 Page 6 Refusing to Submit Drug & alcohol testing Positive Tests Refusal to test Walking out on test Marijuana Page 7 6 Bus Driver Requirements

7 Page 6 School District Employee Requirements Follow the policies Follow the procedures Page 8 7 Bus Driver Requirements

8 Page 6 Pre & Post Trip Requirements Items secured in driver compartment? Check for students. Page 16 8 Bus Driving Requirements

9 Page 6 Student Seating Critical elements of compartmentalization Page 17 9 Bus Driving Requirements

10 Page 6 Loose Items These become projectiles during sudden stops. Page Bus Driving Requirements

11 Page 6 Strobe Lights Know the allowable uses. Page Bus Driving Requirements

12 Page 6 Loading & Unloading Danger Zones How many feet around the bus??? Page Bus Driving Requirements

13 Page 6 Defensive Driving Rail Grade Crossings There are consequences for failure to stop. Know the exceptions! Page Bus Driving Requirements

14 Summary Keep credentials current Avoid positive drug & alcohol tests Know policies and procedures Post-trip check for students 14

15 Summary Understand compartmentalization Use strobes lights properly Know your danger zones Perform required rail grade stops 15

16 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 16

17 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. 17

18 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. 18

19 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. 19

20 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 20

21 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. 21

22 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. 22

23 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 23

24 Evaluation Explain consequences for failure to stop at a rail grade crossing. A ticket 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. 24


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