• 1. Bus Drivers posses a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for vehicles in the same class as the vehicle the driver's operates.

  • 2. Bus Driver meets any physical, mental, and other requirements established under applicable law or regulations as necessary to perform job-related functions with any necessary reasonable accommodations. 1310.16(a)(2)

  • 3. Each bus driver must receive a combination of classroom and behind-the-wheel training prior to transporting any child enrolled in the program, and refresher training annually to include: operating the vehicle safely and efficiently; safely run a fixed route, including loading and unloading children, stopping at railroad crossings and performing other specialized driving maneuvers; administer basic first aid in case of injury; handle emergency situations, including vehicle evacuation procedures; operate any special equipment, such as wheelchair lifts, assistance devices or special occupant restraints; conduct routine vehicle maintenance and safety checks and maintain accurate records as necessary. 1310.17(a)(b)(1-7)

  • 4. Drivers must receive instruction relating to transportation services for children with disabilities. 1310.17(c)], (45CFR 1308)

  • 5. Drivers must receive refresher training courses including the combination of classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction. 1310.17(b)(1-7)

  • 6. An annual evaluation of each driver of a vehicle used to provide such services includes an on-board observation of road performance. 1310.17(f)(1)

  • 7. At least one bus monitor is aboard the vehicle at all times, with additional bus monitors provided as necessary, such as when needed to accommodate the needs of children with disabilities. 1310.15 (c )

  • 8. Each bus monitor, before providing services, should be trained in the following: on child boarding-and-exiting procedures; use of child safety/restraint systems; required paperwork; emergency response and evacuation procedures; use of special equipment;child pick up and release procedures; pre-and post-trip vehicle check 1310.17(f)(2)

  • 9. Children are only released to a parent or legal guardian, or other individual identified in writing by the parent or legal guardian. Agency maintains lists of the persons, including alternatives in case of emergency, and up-to-date child rosters are maintained at all times to ensure that no child is left behind, either at the classroom or on the vehicle at the end of the route. 1310.10(g)

  • 10. There is an annual safety inspection through an inspection program licensed or operated by the State. 1310.13(a)

  • 11. A daily pre-and post-trip inspection of the vehicles is conducted by the driver. 1310.13 (c)

  • 12. Is the bus equipped with a communication system to call for assistance in case of an emergency? 1310.10(d) (1)

  • 13. Is the bus equipped with safety equipment for use in an emergency, including a charged fire extinguisher that is properly mounted near the driver's seat and a sign indicating its location. 1310.10(d)(2)

  • 14. Is the bus equipped with a first aid kit and a sign indicating its location? 1310.10(d)(3)

  • 15. Is the bus equipped with a seat belt cutter for use in an emergency evacuation and a sign indicating its location? 1310.10(d)(4)

  • 16. Is the bus equipped for use of height-and-weight appropriate child restraint systems? 1310.11(a)

  • 17. Is the bus equipped with a reverse beeper? 1310.12(a)

  • 18. Baggage and other items transported in the passenger compartment are properly stored and secured, aisles remain clear, and doors and emergency exits are unobstructed at all times. 1310.15(b)

  • 19. Transit times for children going to and from the program do not exceed one hour each way, unless there is no shorter route available or any alternative shorter route is either unsafe or impractical. 1310.20(1)

  • 20. The number of occupants in the vehicle does not exceed maximum passenger capacity at any time. 1310.20(2)

  • 21. Vehicles must not be required to back up or make "U" turns, except when necessary for reasons of safety or because of physical barriers.

  • 22. Stops must be located to minimize traffic disruptions and afford the driver a good field of view in front of and behind the vehicle. 1310.20(4)

  • 23. When possible, stops do not required children to cross the street or highway when boarding or exiting the vehicle. 1310.20(5)

  • 24. If children must cross the street before boarding or after leaving the vehicle, the children are escorted across the street by the bus monitor or another adult. 1310.20(6)

  • 25. There are specific procedures for use of alternate routes in case of hazardous conditions that could affect the safety of the children who are being transported. 1310.20(7)

  • 26. Is Pedestrian Safety Training being provided for children within thirty days of the program year? 1310.21(a)

  • 27. The required transportation and pedestrian safety education training includes the following: safe riding practices; safety procedures for boarding and leaving the vehicle; safety procedures in crossing the street to and from the vehicle at stops; recognition of the danger zones around the vehicle; emergency evacuation procedures, including participating in an emergency evacuation drill conducted on the vehicle the child will be riding. 1310.21(b)(1-5)

  • 28. Do parents receive transportation and pedestrian safety training within the first thirty days of the program year on: emphasizes the importance of escorting their children to the vehicle stop and the importance of reinforcing the training provided to children regarding vehicle safety; reinforcement of safety practices in the program and at home. 1310.21)(c)(1,2)

    If yes, is the Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement form scanned into ChildPlus?
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  • 29. Emergency evacuation procedures, including participating in an emergency evacuation drill are conducted on the vehicle the child will be riding. 1310.21(b)(5)

  • 30. Agency providing transportation services must ensure that at least two bus evacuation drills in addition to the one required under paragraph (b)(5) are conducted during the program year.

  • 31. Did provider conduct monitoring for Transportation Services? Most current monitoring date:

  • 32. Were there non-compliances or weaknesses found during monitoring? If yes, were the non-compliances corrected or resolved?

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