DRIVER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Every school and activity bus driver or any person primarily hired to provide student transportation in a school passenger vehicle shall comply with the following requirements:
Each school transportation provider shall successfully complete a vehicle accident prevention course approved by the State Department of Education within 30 days after the first day the driver transports students and shall maintain certification by completion of an accident prevention course at least every three years.
SOURCE: Kansas Activity/School Bus Transportation Mandates, School Bus Safety Unit, KSDE
The following courses are accepted for the Accident Prevention Course (Defensive Driving) requirement:
◾AARP Driver Safety Program
◾American Auto Association (AAA)
◾National Safety Council
NO ONLINE COURSES. All courses must be scheduled for eight hours and must have a certified instructor.
School Bus Drivers -
For more information, contact:
School Bus Safety Director
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations regarding accessibility please contact the Office of General Counsel by email or at 785-296-3204.