7.A.80 School Bus Safety Program

Transportation

 

 

 

 

Administrative Procedure: School Bus Safety Program

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

March 9, 2005

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE:

7.A.80

AMENDED DATE:

 

Policy Reference

 

 

Legal Reference

 

PSA M.R. 465/88

 

 























The safe transportation of students is of critical importance to the Board.  The Board considers it essential to provide adequate training programs with respect to procedures and practices that ensure the safety of students on their way to and from school and while on field or extracurricular trips.

 

Procedure

 

The Transportation Coordinator and principals shall ensure that at least twice a year each student is instructed in safe school bus riding practices and participates in emergency school bus evacuation drills.  The drills are to be conducted at least once during the fall and spring terms.  The School Bus Ridership and Evacuation Drill report must be completed and forwarded to the Transportation Coordinator (See appendix).

 

For bus drivers, the appropriate qualifications are outlined in the Professional Drivers’ Handbook (Province of Manitoba).

 

Each driver is expected to:

 

  • Read and understand the content of the publication School Bus Drivers’ Handbook (Province of Manitoba).
  • Obtain a medical certificate declaring medical fitness to drive a school bus.
  • Maintain excellent physical and mental health.
  • Complete a 24-hour pre-service training.
  • Complete a minimum eight hours training program annually.

 

In addition the Board requires

 

  • That every regular bus driver has an appropriate medical examination at no cost to the Division, according to the guidelines in the Bus Drivers’ Handbook.
  • That the doctor forwards this report to the Transportation Coordinator.
  • The Board will reimburse the cost of the first medical and the drivers test for a new bus driver.

 

The Board reserves the right to request a medical report at any time and will pay for the cost of the requested examination.

 

This medical report will determine the suitability of the bus driver to continue in the position

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY PROGRAMS – FORM

 

School Bus Ridership and Evacuation Drill Report

 

School(s)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                       

Class/level/group of students________________________________________________   

                                                                              

  • School Bus Ridership

     

    Dates and times of instruction________________________________________________                                                                               

     

    Instructor(s)______________________________________________________________                                                                                                         

     

    Details of instruction provided ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                             

     

  • School Bus Evacuation Drill

 

Date ____________________Driver__________________________________________                                                              

 

Bus number _______________               Number of passengers________________                                  

 

Time elapsed for drill.    From__________________         To_______________________                                                

 

Front door _____________  Rear door ______________Both doors _________________                  

 

Excellent         Good               Fair                 Poor   

 

Driver Control                                     ______          ______         ______            ______ Student Performance                                     ______          ______         ______            ______                      Operation of Emergency Door            ______          ______         ______            ______                            Overall Performance                             ______          ______         ______            ______                                                                                          

Commendable features/suggestions for improvement                                                      

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Principals’ Signature  _____________________________Date_____________________