With the passage of recent KSDE Emergency Safety Intervention regulations (KAR 91-42-1 & 91-42-2), requiring school districts to implement Emergency Safety Intervention Policies and Training for school district employees, KSDE Special Educaion team has provided each school district a training kit titled "In the Driver's Seat". The kit was created as part of the safe and Civil Schools training series by Randy Sprick and is designed to help school bus drivers maintain a safe and positive bus climate and will help school districts meet the requirements for training specified in these new regulations.
This kit contains:
- Bus Driver Program CD - Five interactive CDs, each containing a self-guided curriculum to teach your drivers effective and positive behavior management techniques.
- Transportation Supervisor Program CD - One CD containing materials to assist transportation administrators in implementing the driver training program.
- Group Lessons DVD for Drivers - One interactive DVD containing curriculum that a transportation spervisor or driver trainer may use to facilitate training in a group setting. Lesson plans are included.
All three of these components include video narration and demonstrations of effective strategies to prevent and correct misbehaviors.
To assist you in using this training kit, please click on the following link to watch a recording of a webinar which Randy Sprick conducted on September 18, 2013. The webinar is approximately 60 minutes. Links to the power point presentation and the sample documents are also provided.
In the Drivers Seat Webinar Recording
Randy Sprick's Webinar Power Point (PDF)
Sample Documents (PDF)
Also, here is a link to a video message from Randy Sprick with a short explanation of the Bus Driver program and extends a personal thank you to all Kansas bus drivers.
Randy Sprick Video Message