A driver of a school bus is qualified to drive a school bus if the driver:

  • Is not less than 18 years of age;
  • Have a minimum of five years of licensed driving experience;
  • Is of good moral character;
  • no record of criminal offenses indicating they may be dangerous to children, as evidenced by a criminal background check provided to and approved by the school district prior to initial employment;
  • a safe driving record, which may not have evidence of any of the following:
    • More than one moving traffic violation within any 12-month period of the preceding 36 months;
    • Any conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs within the preceding 36 months; or a conviction resulting in mandatory revocation or suspension of a driver's license in the previous five years
  • Is the holder of a commercial driver's license with a School Bus ā€œSā€ and Passenger ā€œPā€ endorsement;
  • Has filed with the district a satisfactory medical examination report, on a form approved by the United States Department of Transportation, signed by any physician licensed in the United States or, if acceptable to an insurance carrier, any licensed physician;
  • Has completed a basic first aid and CPR course, and holds a valid basic first aid and CPR certificate from an authorized instructor. A new driver has 60 days to become certified.
  • Has 15 hours of training per year.
  • Has filed with the County Superintendent a certificate from the Trustees of the district for which the school bus is to be driven, certifying compliance with the driver qualifications enumerated