Bus Driver Examination and Training
Bus drivers shall observe all state statutes and administrative rules governing traffic safety and school bus operation. The district shall, at the beginning of each school year, provide each driver with a copy of the School Bus Driver Handbook (SPI), any additional laws and/or rules which have been recently enacted and which apply to school bus drivers, and the district's written rules for student conduct on buses.
Each bus driver shall meet the qualifications established by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, including bus driver certification, possession of a valid Washington driver's license and a physician's certification that he/she is medically qualified for employment as a bus driver. The bus driver shall also hold a valid and current first aid card indicating completion of at least a basic first aid course within the past three years.
When a teacher, coach or other certificated staff member is assigned to accompany students on a bus, such person shall be primarily responsible for the behavior of the students in his/her charge. The bus driver shall have final authority and responsibility.
Current practice codified 1988
WAC 180-20-200 through 180-20-230
WAC 392-145-020 through 392-145-030
School Bus Safety Program (EEAC)