ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-08-023

Date Created : 08/23/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: Transportation Directors/Supervisors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Facilities and Transportation - Douglas Eaton, Director
Subject:
In-Service School Bus Driver Training

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. ß 6-21-112 (e)(11)

Contact Person:
Mike Simmons

Phone Number:
501-682-4264

E-mail:
mike.simmons@arkansas.gov

The Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (DPSAFT) will soon be conducting the 2007 - 2008 school bus driver in-service sessions and driver record verification checks. This training will be conducted by the Divisionís Area Bus Driver Trainers at each school district site.

Each school district will be contacted in the very near future to coordinate the location, date and time of the in-service training. Once the arrangements have been established, the information will be posted on the division website http://:www.arkansasfacilities.com.
Drivers unable to attend the local districtís scheduled training may be accommodated, on a space available basis, with another school district.

During the sessions area bus driver trainers will also be conducting a review of the district drivers files for the following information:
Driver File:

1. Copy of current Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
2. Copy of Physical Examination (every 2 years)
3. Copy of TB test (Upon acceptance of employment only)
4. Copy of driverís license record check (twice a year)
5. Copy of state and federal background check (Employed after 4/10/97)
6. Copy of pre-employment drug and alcohol test (Employed after 12/31/95)

Other Records:

1. Documentation of driversí random testing pool.
2. Documentation of Emergency Evacuation Drills.

Attachments:
    None

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