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6.113 Responsibilities of School Bus Operators

6.113 Responsibilities of School Bus Operators

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.113*

RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOOL BUS OPERATORS

POLICY

I. School bus operators shall be responsible for adhering to the requirements of federal laws and regulation, Florida Statutes, State Board of Education Rules, driving regulations, School Board policies, District Safe Driver Plan, and the adopted District job description.

II. Responsibilities shall include but not be limited to the following: A. To maintain an appropriate Florida driver’s license.

B. To refrain from driving with an expired, suspended, or revoked license.

C. To complete annual school bus operator training.

D. To participate in the substance abuse testing and alcohol detection program required by 49 CFR 382 and 49 CFR 391.

E. To refrain from using a cellular telephone or other personal wireless communication devices while actively involved in the performance of duties and to adhere to the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.

F. To maintain order and discipline on the bus.

G. To instruct students, teachers, and chaperones who are being transported on field and activity tips regarding the locations and proper use of school bus emergency exits prior to each trip.

H. To perform a complete interior inspection of the bus after each run and trip to ensure that no students remain on the bus.

I. To ensure that no one is on the bus while refueling. J. To avoid unnecessary idling of the bus.

K. To adhere to the requirements for the reduction of heavy-duty idling.

III. Failure to fulfill the responsibilities of a school bus operator may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 316.305, 322.57, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.45, F.S.

49 CFR 382, 49 CFR 391

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES: 6A-3.0141, 6A-3.0171

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RULE(S):

62-285.420

HISTORY: Adopted: 10/09/2007

Revision Date(s): 04/08/2014

Formerly: New

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