Presentation on theme: "UNIT I SCHOOL BUS OPERATOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES."— Presentation transcript:
UNIT I SCHOOL BUS OPERATOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I-2 Operator Roles and Responsibilities Topics to be discussed: Responsibilities of the student transportation team members Requirements for becoming a school bus operator Types of requirements governing student transportation Laws Rules/ Regulations Policies Recommendations Gaining and maintaining professional status
I-4 The Local Transportation Team Transportation Directors Service Managers/Technicians Route Coordinators Bus Operators
I-5 The Local Transportation Team (continued) Attendants Students Parents Chaperones
I-6 Requirements for Becoming a School Bus Operator A school bus operator must: have at least five years of licensed driving experience. undergo a criminal background check. hold a valid Commercial Drivers License with a Passenger and School Bus endorsement. complete 40 hours of training with at least 20 hours in a classroom and at least eight hours behind the wheel. be capable of completing written forms and reports. pass the district’s dexterity test. pass a physical exam that demonstrates that he/she is: in good physical and mental health, and able-bodied. [6A-3.0141, FAC, Employment of School Bus Drivers]
I-7 Requirements for Becoming a School Bus Operator (continued) possess a Certificate of Training from the Department of Education issued by the district. submit to the required drug testing program conducted for all employees who hold a Commercial Drivers License, including: pre-employment testing, random testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, and return-to-duty testing.
I-8 Laws and Rules/Regulations LAWS: Requirements established by a legislative body that must be followed. RULES/REGULATIONS: Guidelines established by an administrative department that must be followed.
I-9 Policies and Recommendations POLICIES: Local requirements that are not enforced by a federal or state agency. RECOMMENDATIONS: Guidelines that should be followed.
I-10 Professionalism A school bus operator should exhibit traits that are characteristic of all professionals.
I-11 Summary We reviewed: Student Transportation Team Members Requirements for School Bus Operators Requirements for Student Transportation Professionalism